TRP manipulation case: Republic TV's Editor in Chief Arnab Goswami under radar

A day after the Mumbai Police Crime Branch arrested Partho Dasgupta, former CEO of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) rating agency for his alleged involvement in the TRP scam, the Mumbai Police said the TRP manipulation had been taking place since 2016 and that the Republic TV of Arnab Goswami was put on the top spot by dislodging Times Now.

Milind Bharambe, Joint CP (Crime) of Mumbai Police, told a press conference on Friday that an audit of BARC data had made shocking disclosures regarding TRP manipulations.

Bharambe said the BARC's own results were consistent with what Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh said during his October 8 press conference. Republic TV and two smaller TV channels - Fakt Marathi and Box Cinema - have been identified by Singh as being involved in TRP manipulations.