‘Must have faith in HCs’: SC directs Republic TV to petition Bombay HC first in TRP case


    Should believe HCs: SC directs Republic TV to petition Bombay HC initially in TRP case

    By: Express Web Desk|New Delhi |

    October 15, 2020 12: 50: 45 pm

    Fake TRP case, SC on TRP case, Supreme Court, Republic TV, SC on Republic TV case, Arnab Goswami, Mumbai Police, Indian Express The Mumbai Authorities is probing the “fradulent” manipulation of TRPs including three channels, consisting of Republic TELEVISION. (Pictures: Express, Wikimedia Commons)

    The Supreme Court Thursday directed Republic TV to approach the Bombay High Court with its petition in connection with the alleged Tv Score Point (TRP) scam. Republic TELEVISION s Chief Financial Officer Shiva Sundaram had challenging the summons released by the Mumbai Authorities to the TV channel in connection with the case.

    we must have faith in our HCs, Justice D Y Chandrachud stated throughout the hearing, adding that it would be improper for the peak court to hear the case before the HC.

    Justice Chandrachud was heading the bench that likewise comprised Justices Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee. We are just saying approach the HC initially, Justice Malhotra included, reported Bar & Bench

    Appearing on behalf of the media home, senior advocate Harish Salve revealed apprehension about the Mumbai Cops probe, stating of late, there is a tendency that commissioners are offering interviews to journalism. Justice Chandrachud revealed issue over this.

    SC asks Republic TV to method Bombay HC first. Justice DY Chandrachud says we must believe our HC s. Includes court also worried by the way cops commissioners are giving interviews to journalism these days @IndianExpress https://t.co/WUFOXmMdp8

    Ananthakrishnan G (@axidentaljourno) October 15, 2020

    During the hearing, the Mumbai Authorities opposed Republic TV s petition, stating Short article 19( 1 )( a) couldn t be conjured up to sidestep, ward off and prevent examination by proficient authorities in the matter.

    The Mumbai Authorities is probing the fradulent control of TRPs including 3 channels Republic, Fakt Marathi, and Box Cinema primarily in the city.

    We discovered that some channels were paying former staff members of company Hansa Research Group, which is contracted by BARC to perform the research study, to control TRPs in their favour. This is primarily in the Mumbai region, Singh said. They in turn were paying specific households chosen for installing BAR-o-meters to keep particular channels like Republic turned on to reveal higher TRPs, Mumbai Cops Commissioner Param Bir Singh stated earlier in October.

    Explained| Control of Television Score Points: How TRPs work, the rip-off

    ( With inputs from PTI)

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