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Police have found many people associated with the owners, managers and Republic TV of the company running the channel in the charge sheet of the case as suspicious. -File photo
The case related to the Fake TRP scam was heard in the Bombay High Court on Wednesday. In this, the Mumbai Police claimed that it had found some evidence against Republic TV and its editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami in this case, so that the accused should not be given any protection by strict action.
Republic TV counsel Harish Salve could not attend the hearing. At the same time, other lawyers did not come into the family due to medical emergency, so the court deferred the hearing. The next hearing will be on 15 January.
Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the police, agreed that strict action will not be taken against the accused until the next hearing. Earlier in the hearing on December 16, Sibal had also assured the court that strict action would not be taken against Goswami or any other employee of the company till the next hearing (6 January).
The matter was revealed after the complaint of BARC
The Fake TRP scam was revealed last year. The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) complained that some channels were manipulating TRP to earn more revenue from ads.
Sibal said that while investigating with the BARC, we (Mumbai Police) have obtained some evidence against Republic TV and Arnab Goswami. He told the court that the police would submit a status report of the case during the next hearing.
Suspicious to owner and managers in charge sheet
The media company that runs the Republic TV channel moved the High Court last year. He had demanded that the Mumbai Police not to be strict with any employee of the company. During the hearing in December, Advocate Abad Ponda, on behalf of the media house, had told the court that the police had considered the company’s owners, managers and many people associated with Republic TV in the charge sheet of the case.
Ponda had suspected that this could mean that the police could arrest any person associated with the channel. The company has requested several times that the case should be handed over to the CBI or some other independent agency.