EXCLUSIVE: Mumbai Police Busts Republic TV’s Manipulated TRP Racket

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The Mumbai Police on Thursday addressed a press conference on fake TRP (Television Rating Scandal) alleging “a private news channel Republic TV manipulated the TRP system. The police further added that Republic TV’s director and the promoter will be interrogated in this case

Mumbai Police Commissioner in the press conference said “Republic TV raised the rating by paying and manipulated the TRP. We have come to know of such three channels. These channels used to get money and run in people’s homes. A person has been arrested in this case and Rs 8 lakh has been seized.

The police have named three channels involved in the racket, including Republic TV. The other two are regional channels – Fakt Marathi and Box Cinema.

“We have unearthed a TRP racket in the city,” Param Bir Singh said. “TRP data has been compromised. We have collected evidence against 3 channels,” he added.

The Mumbai Police chief said TV channels and an ex-BARC employee were involved in the manipulation of TRP data. “Republic TV also manipulated TRP data,” he stated.

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