Fake TRP scandal: Mumbai police said - no evidence found against India Today
- India Vahini News / A S DSilva
October 09, 2020
The Mumbai Police has said that it has not found any evidence against India Today in the racket of rigging from the TRP on Thursday. Mumbai Police's Joint Commissioner Milind Bharambe has said that India Today was named in the FIR, but neither the accused nor the witness confirmed the claim.
The statement of the Joint Commissioner of Mumbai Police is as follows- 'India Today's name was mentioned in the FIR, but no accused or witness confirmed it. In contrast, the accused and witnesses specifically took the name of Republic TV, Fakt Marathi, and Box Cinema. A thorough investigation is going on in this regard.
Arnab Goswami of Republic TV hit back at Mumbai Police for conducting an investigation against him in the TRP scam. Arnab Goswami dragged the name of India Today in this fight and said that India Today TV was named in the FIR filed by Hansa Research. The truth is that India Today TV was mentioned in the FIR, but it could not be confirmed by the accused or witnesses, who took the name of Republic TV especially in the three channels which they were paid to watch.
No evidence was found against India Today. In the interrogation of the accused, a racket was revealed which was manipulating the TV ratings. The Crime Intelligence Unit of Mumbai Police found three channels involved in it, including Arnab Goswami's Republic TV.
Arnab Goswami says that this investigation is malicious and retaliatory, as he was speaking openly against the Mumbai Police and the Maharashtra government led by Uddhav Thackeray. He has threatened to file a case against the police commissioner in court.
A case has been registered against Arnab Goswami for personal attacks against politicians of the state's ruling party, since then there has been a fight between Arnab Goswami and the Police Commissioner. In the Sushant Singh Rajput case, the Maharashtra government has alleged that Arnab Goswami is running fake news and promoting propaganda. Arnab has also been accused by the government that they are broadcasting unconfirmed information, which is encouraging to those who run conspiracy theories on YouTube.