TRP Scam: Republic TV CEO in Judicial Custody | India news

MUMBAI: Vikas Khanchandani, Republic TV CEO arrested in TRP manipulation scam, was produced on Tuesday before the magistrates’ court and sent to judicial custody for 14 days. His bail request will be heard on Wednesday.
Was sent to Taloja prison. “Among the reasons for asking for bail, we cited that his arrest is a grave abuse of power and an abuse of judicial proceedings. He is neither named in the FIR nor on the indictment sheet, “said his lawyer Niteen Pradhan.

Meanwhile, during the early bail hearing of S Sundaram, CFO of ARG Outlier Media Pvt Ltd, the prosecution said that no coercive action will be taken against him until December 21, when the matter is expected to be again. examined.

Khanchandani was arrested on Sunday. At the time of his arrest, his request for advance bail was pending before the session court. Pradhan said the sitting court had also questioned the detective agency’s urgency to arrest him when his bail request was to be heard on Monday.

On Tuesday, police recorded the statements of six cable operators as part of the investigation. “We asked them to appear before investigators on Wednesday and bring some documents,” an officer said. Mumbai police are investigating the role of six channels: Republic TV, Fakt Marathi, Cinema box, News nation, Mahamovies and the Wow channel, to increase the number of viewers, which media buying houses take into account before placing advertisements. The channels are accused of paying families money to continue their programs.