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In October, Mumbai Police registered a case of fake TRP. The name of the Republic Channel was given by Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh. After that, the editor of Republic Channel Arnab Goswami was also arrested in another case.
- Now in this case, ED can soon call those people, whose name is in the FIR of Mumbai Police.
- The ED can investigate the matter with the money laundering angle and will record the statements
Fake television rating point (TRP) has now taken a new turn. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will investigate the matter. A complaint has been filed. According to ED officials, the Central Investigation Agency has filed an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR). Such a report is considered equivalent to a police FIR.
Complaint was filed in October
Explain that in October, Mumbai Police had registered a case of fake TRP. It is being told that after much understanding of the FIR of Mumbai Police, ED has filed its report. It is being told that now in this case, ED can soon call those people whose names are already registered in the FIR of Mumbai Police. Their statements will be recorded.
Republic’s name in ED report
It is being told that the name of the Republic channel is in the ED report. Apart from this, there are two Marathi channels and some personal names. In this case, the arrested employee of Hansa Research can be called by the ED soon. Can record their statements. The ED will investigate the case through money laundering and other methods. Earlier, the CBI had registered a case in Uttar Pradesh last month also in the case of a TRP.
BARC had filed a complaint
It is worth noting that the Mumbai Police had filed a complaint of fake TRP through rating agency Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) through Hansa Group. The complaint alleged that some people were manipulating the TRP figures. Money is being given for this. Based on this complaint, the police had initially registered a case against three channels. In this case, investigation has reached about 6 channels so far. In this, 12 people have been called for questioning.
Advertisement is found on the basis of TRP
In fact, due to the increase in TRP, these channels used to get more advertising on its basis. As soon as the investigation started in this case, initially Bajaj and another company had removed their advertisements on the charged channels. It was alleged that some families whose homes had meters installed to collect audience data were being given a bribe to run a special channel.