The Mumbai police on Monday told a local court here that Partho Dasgupta, arrested former CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), in alleged connivance with another ex-senior BARC official and Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, manipulated the television rating points (TRP) of Republic TV and its Hindi arm. The Mumbai police’s Crime Branch, in its remand note submitted before a magistrate’s court here, sought further custody of Dasgupta, claiming he was the “mastermind” of the alleged TRP scam. Also Read – Breaking-Police Assault On Etah Advocate: Allahabad High Court Orders Inquiry By Chief Judicial Magistrate Advertisement It said Dasgupta and other accused (both arrested and wanted), in conspiracy, allegedly manipulated the TRP of specific TV news channels to obtain financial gain. Romil Ramgarhia, former BARC COO, also allegedly connived with Dasgupta for manipulation of TRP of certain news channels, the police claimed.
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