Partho Dasgupta sent to police custody till Dec 28 + Video of Mumbai Police Press Conference

25 Dec,2020

By A Correspondent [updated]


Partho Dasgupta

Former BARC India CEO and management consultant Partho Dasgupta has been sent to police custody till Monday, December 28. Dasgupta was arrested by the Mumbai police in the outskirts of Pune on Thursday.


Meanwhile, the Mumbai Police conducted a press conference where it stated that it has received the findings of an investigation conducted by the new dispensation at BARC India and completed in July 2020. The official also said that that Dasgupta, as CEO of the measurement body, was responsible for all that happened in the period of 2016-19. Republic TV Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami has also issued a statement and taken on the Mumbai Police (please watch and read the statement here: Link).


The TRP scam, as it’s called, surfaced in October 2020 when the Mumbai police commissioner named Republic TV for having rigged the ratings system.


Since then 15 people have been arrested, the last of them being former BARC India CEO and management consultant Partho Dasgupta. Last week, former BARC COO Romil Ramgarhia was also arrested but was released on Thursday.


Meanwhile, a BARC spokesperson has issued the following statement:

The development related to the two ex-employees of BARC India is a part of an ongoing investigation for which BARC management continues to extend its support and cooperation to the law enforcement agencies. It would consequently be inappropriate for BARC to comment any further at this stage.
Every employee of BARC India is expected to conform to a Code of Conduct & Ethics and any infringement invites suitable disciplinary action.
We will continue to ensure that What India Watches is reported accurately and with utmost integrity. It’s a responsibility we owe all our stakeholders.


Watch the Mumbai Police presser here:


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