Mumbai: Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami moved the Bombay High Court on Tuesday making an are attempting to receive a cease to further investigation by the Mumbai Police within the alleged Tv Rating Points (TRP) manipulation rip-off.
The petition, filed by Goswami and ARG Outlier Media which owns Republic TV, moreover alleged that one amongst the workers of the firm used to be tortured by the police in custody. It sought safety for all workers from the “malicious witch hunt” allegedly being applied by the Maharashtra authorities.
Ghanshyam Singh, “assistant vice president, distribution” of Republic TV used to be arrested on 10 November and and “tortured, beaten and harassed in custody”, it alleged. Singh used to be given bail final week.
The police used to be working in a “pre-fantastic manner to falsely implicate” Goswami and others from ARG Media by “influencing witnesses, and extracting fraudulent statements in opposition to the petitioners”, the petition alleged.
The courtroom will web to soundless, therefore, transfer the probe to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or any totally different self reliant company, the petition talked about.
It’s yet to be listed for listening to.
When contacted for reaction, senior police officials refused to comment.
TRP, measured by recording viewership info at sample households, is an critical for attracting advertisers. As per the police, some of these households had been being bribed to tune into Republic TV and a few totally different channels. Republic TV has denied wrongdoing.