Bombay High Court recently took hold of the fake TRP scam. The scam involves two Marathi channels, namely, Fakt Marathi and Box Cinema, and an ultra-popular Republic TV. You know Republic TV due to Arnab Goswami. Well, he is the one who’s pressed these days under the Bombay Police. Whether it’s his dispute with the commissioner or just the truth, now Bombay High Court has taken the hold of the case. A bench comprising justice SS Shinde and MS Karnik are heading over the case. The hearing of the case involving the head faces of the respective channels will begin on November 5, 2020. A new twist is that the Bombay High Court wants the police to summon Arnab if he is to be presented as accused.
Bombay High Court asks for Arnba’s presence
If Arnab has to be shown as an accused in the court, Bombay High Court said that the Bombay police should summon him. The fire between Arnab Goswami and Param Bir Singh is at an all-time high. The ball is up in the air, we don’t know whose court will take its possession. The police wanted to file a First Information Report against Arnab Goswami. However, the Bombay High Court asked them to ask for his presence first. Earlier, during the hearing meetings, Goswami’s counsel Harish Salve stated that if the Bombay police summon Arnab, he will come. Salve also assured that his client will prove full cooperation in the course of the case.
The FIR filed against the channel is the reason Bombay High Court came on the case. They also filed a petition to withdraw the FIR to Supreme Court. However, it asked the Mumbai High Court to take the reigns of the case. The hearings are still to start yet. The Bombay police will produce full developments and files on November 4, 2020.
What is the scam about?
The TRP scam rose last month on account of tampering with the rating system. Allegedly, the suspected channels gave the BRCA selected money to flounder the ratings of the selected channels. This will give them a better market share than competitive channels. The police claim that the scam is a “multi-crore” one. The Bombay HC is looking into the case. It stated, “We would like to peruse the investigation appears. In case the Investigating Officer proposes to name Mr. Goswami as accused in the case, the polce should issue the summons to him.”