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TRP rip-off case: Mumbai court docket rejects dilapidated BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta’s bail plea


Mumbai: An arena court docket on Monday rejected the bail plea of Partho Dasgupta, dilapidated CEO of the Broadcast Viewers Analysis Council (BARC), who turned into arrested within the alleged manipulation of TRP (Tv Ranking Components) rip-off.

Dasgupta had filed an application searching out out bail on 30 December after the court docket remanded him to judicial custody. On Monday, a court docket of metropolitan magistrate in Mumbai rejected Dasgupta’s application.

Dasgupta’s imply Kamlesh Ghumre acknowledged an allure shall be filed within the sessions court docket this week.

In his application, Dasgupta had claimed that he turned into utterly an employee of the BARC and never a “entire and sole (authority)”, and that there are board of directors and a disciplinary committee above him within the council.

Mumbai Police’s crime branch had, however, argued that Dasgupta, in connivance with one other senior splendid from the BARC and ARG Outlier Media Pvt Ltd’s proprietor Arnab Goswami, manipulated the TRPs of Republic TV and Republic Bharat (Hindi).

The police had claimed that Goswami paid in lakhs to Dasgupta in return for the manipulation.

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