Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani has been arrested in TRP rigging case filed by Mumbai Police. He has been questioned many times in this case. The police have arrested a major head of the group. Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief of Republic Media Group, has questioned the motives of Mumbai Police over Khanchandani’s arrest.
After the arrest of Vikas Khanchandani, ‘Mumbai Police’ has started trending on Twitter. Many users have accused the Mumbai Police of illegal arrest. Meera Richard @meera_raichand writes that Mumbai Police should stop all this. Shiva Dev @ SDSARVESHPATEL2 writes that Emergency is in force in Maharashtra.
Earlier, senior journalist and editor-in-chief of the channel Arnab Goswami was also arrested by Mumbai Police in an old case. However, he was later granted bail by the court.
Republic TV distribution head Ghanshyam Singh was also arrested earlier in the alleged fake TRP (television rating point) case. The magistrate sent Ghanshyan Singh to police custody till 13 November.
Before the arrest of Vikas Khanchandani, 12 people have been arrested by the Crime Branch of Mumbai Police. The TRP scam was revealed last month when the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) filed a complaint through the Hansa Research Group alleging that some channels were manipulating the TRP figures.
Maharashtra Police filed charge sheet against Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami in the 2018 abetment to suicide. The charge sheet was filed by a Maharashtra police in Alibag court. In the media report, it was told on behalf of the government lawyer that besides the Arnab Goswami, two more people, Feroz Sheikh and Nitish Sarada, were included in the police charge sheet.
Arnab Goswami, the editor-in-chief of Republic TV, filed an urgent petition before the Bombay High Court on Thursday, seeking to file a charge sheet in the 2018 provocation of Anvay Naik for suicide and to stop further investigation. .