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Cops question former BARC CEO in Taloja jail in TRP scam | India News

MUMBAI: In the continuing probe into the TRP manipulation scam, the crime intelligence unit (CIU) of Mumbai police on Sunday questioned Partho Dasgupta, former CEO of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) for an hour in jail in reference to the gold and silver ornaments value Rs 48 lakh discovered in a financial institution locker maintained by his spouse. Police obtained permission from the thirty seventh metropolitan Justice of the Peace courtroom to interrogate him.
BARC India measures viewership of TV channels, which is a vital metric for advertisers. Dasgupta is the fifteenth accused arrested in the TRP scam. Dasgupta, arrested on December 30 and despatched to judicial custody, is in Taloja jail. His lawyer Kamlesh Gumre mentioned his bail software is more likely to come up on Monday.
On the Mumbai police’s request, the Justice of the Peace, SB Bhajipale, directed the Taloja jail superintendent to make preparations for Dasgupta’s interrogation. Last week, police in a remand software mentioned Republic TV govt editor Arnab Goswami had paid enormous sums to Dasgupta to rig the Republic TV TRP since its launch in 2017.

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