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In the TRP case, the crime intelligence unit has referred to as greater than 6 individuals from Republic TV channel’s high rank for questioning. -File picture
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has began an investigation within the Fake TRP case by registering a case below the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). According to sources, it was the Mumbai Police who requested the ED to analyze the matter. The Mumbai Police has additionally handed over paperwork associated to monetary transactions of a number of channels to the ED. The Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) of the Mumbai Police has to this point arrested 12 individuals on this case. These embrace Ghanshyam Singh, the distribution head of Republic TV channel.
The matter can be pending within the Bombay High Court. Two weeks in the past, the Bombay High Court sought a solution from the Maharashtra Government, Mumbai Police Commissioner Paramvir Singh and different cops in an identical case in reference to a petition.
More than 12 individuals of Republic TV have been questioned
Ghanshyam Singh has been questioned many instances earlier than. According to crime department sources, Singh Republic Media Network isn’t just the distribution head but in addition the assistant vp. Not solely Ghanshyam Singh, within the TRP case, CIU has referred to as greater than 6 individuals of high rank in Republic TV channel for questioning.
Employees of some extra channels below scrutiny
Republic channel was additionally named within the channels whose house owners / drivers have been proven to be wished within the remand utility of some accused final month. Apart from Republic, individuals related to News Nation, WOW, Fakht Marathi, Box Cinema and Maha Movie Channel channel are additionally below investigation.
Two individuals have been fashioned to this point
A complete of 12 individuals have been arrested on this case to this point. Two of those accused Umesh Mishra and Ashish Chaudhary have additionally develop into approvers of CIU. The CIU has to this point taken statements of a number of witnesses. Several witnesses have been deposed earlier than the Justice of the Peace below part 164 of the CRPC in order that they don’t flip again in court docket through the case. The statements of a few of whose homes have been put in TRP meters have additionally been recorded.
How was the sport of TRP working?
Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh disclosed the case a number of days in the past, stating that through the investigation such homes have been discovered the place TRP meters have been put in. A single channel was run all through the day by paying cash to the individuals of those homes, in order that the TRP of the channel would improve. He had additionally instructed that some homes have come to know, which have been closed, regardless of that the TV used to run inside. In response to a query, the commissioner additionally stated that as much as 500 rupees got each day to those households from the channel or company.
The work of putting in People’s Meters in Mumbai was given to an company named Hansa. Some individuals of this company did this recreation in affiliation with the channel. During the investigation, Hansa’s former workers shared confidential family information.