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Mumbai: Amid the ongoing thorough inquiry into the TRP scam, the former CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India Partho Dasgupta has alleged in a handwritten statement to Mumbai Police that he received $12,000 from Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami for two separate holidays and a total of Rs 40 lakh over three years, for manipulating ratings in favour of the news channel. A 3,600-page supplementary charge sheet, filed by Mumbai Police on January…

New Delhi: Mumbai police on Tuesday said that Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami paid senior officials at BARC, the TV ratings agency, “lakhs” of rupees so that they would fudge his channel’s rating. According to police, BARC’s former CEO Partho Dasgupta, arrested last week, is one among the people who were bribed by Goswami. On Monday, Mumbai police told a local court that he had, in alleged connivance with another ex-senior BARC official and Goswami,…

Mumbai: Republic TV’s distribution head Ghanshyam Singh was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the alleged TRP (Television Rating Point) rigging scam, a Mumbai crime branch official said. Singh, who is also Assistant Vice President of the Republic Media Network, was picked up from his residence around 7.40 am, the official said. The latest arrest has taken the number of people held by the Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) of the crime branch in the case…