In a new and startling revelation in the "TRP Fraud" case which was highlighted by Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, news channel India Today and not Republic TV was named in the police complaint by Hansa Research, says report
After it came to light that India Today has been mentioned multiple times in the FIR, Republic Media Network's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami demanded the resignation of the Mumbai CP.
Earlier on Thursday, Goswami said that his channel will file a criminal defamation case against Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh for levelling fake allegations over TRP manipulation.
All these development started coming after Mumbai police addressed a press conference and claimed that TRP ratings were being manipulated by three channels including Republic TV in Mumbai.
Here is Arnab's full statement:
"The Mumbai Police Commissioner has been completely and totally exposed. A copy of the FIR in the TRP case mentions India Today as the channel to be investigated. In fact, India Today has been mentioned multiple times in the FIR. There is not a single mention of Republic TV. Now, the main witness in the case has also gone on record and named India Today as the English channel for which financial compensation was allegedly provided to gain viewership. The complaint against India Today was made on October 6. Param Bir Singh closes the investigation against India Today within 16 hours and does a press conference against Republic TV. Now, that the FIR is out and the critical witness is on record, and the Mumbai Police Commissioner has been caught red-handed. He must, in the interest of morality, quit."