Mumbal Police arrest Republic TV distribution head

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Published: November 10,2020 12:04 PM
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November 10, 2020: Republic TV distribution head Ghanshyam Singh was arrested in connection with alleged TRP rigging scam, reported PTI.

November 10, 2020: Republic TV distribution head Ghanshyam Singh was arrested in connection with alleged TRP rigging scam. PTI quoting Mumbai crime branch official has confirmed this.



Singh was arrested from his residence at around 7.30 AM on Tuesday.



Ghanshyam Singh is the 12th accused to be taken in by the Mumbai Police in connection with the case over alleged manipulation of a television rating point or TRP. Singh heads distribution in the channel run by arrested anchor Arnab Goswami



Police sources said some viewers have testified they were paid to keep Republic TV on even when they were not watching. Two local channels – Fakt Marathi and Box Cinema – were named in early investigations into the alleged TRP scam.



The Mumbai Police had said the TRP scam emerged during a larger analysis of manipulation of news trends and how a “false narrative” was being spread, especially on the investigation into actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.