Mumbai: In a major development, Mumbai Police on Thursday claimed to have busted a racket that involved private television channels manipulating their Television Rating Points (TRP).
Notably, three channels are under the scanner and one of them is Republic TV, police commissioner Param Bir Singh said. The other two are local Mumbai channels–Fast Marathi and Box Cinema, whose owners have been arrested.
Addressing a press conference, Singh told reporters that news anchor Arnab Goswami, the promoter of Republic TV, will soon be questioned in the case of TRP fraud.
The development comes days after cops said that 80,000 fake social media accounts were set up to defame the Maharashtra government in the wake of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.