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TRP Scam: Mumbai Police names Arnab Goswami as accused in supplementary chargesheet

The police has also named Republic COO Priya Mukherjee, Shivendu Mulelkar and Shiva Sundaram in their 1800 page supplementary charge sheet submitted in the Esplanade Metropolitan Magistrate Court

Arnab Goswami

The Mumbai police has named Goswami and four others from ARG Outlier Media (that owns Republic TV) in their 1800 page supplementary charge sheet submitted in the Esplanade Metropolitan Magistrate Court.

The other accused include COO Priya Mukherjee, Shivendu Mulelkar and Shiva Sundaram, earlier shown as wanted accused.

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So far the police had chargsheeted 15 people in the case, including former CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) Partho Dasgupta and Republic TVs CEO Vikash Khanchandani.

The charges applied to relate to cheating, forgery, criminal conspiracy etc.

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The crime branch believes that there is strong evidence against Goswami.

This comes nine months after registering an FIR in the case and ex- Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh naming the channel as being involved in the scam. The dismissed API Sachin Waze had initially investigated the case. There were allegations that he took money from the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC).

On March 24, 2021, the Bombay High Court granted Goswami limited protection from arrest in his petition alleging 'serious malafides' against the police, especially against the then CP Param Bir Singh.

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