Published On: Sun, Dec 13th, 2020

Now Mumbai Police arrests Republic TV CEO in TRP scam

Mumbai: The Mumbai Police arrested the CEO of Republic TV Vikas Khanchandani in connection with the ongoing probe into the TRP alleged scam case.

Khanchandani was produced before a holiday court that granted two-day police custocy till December 15

He is the 13th person to be arrested in the alleged TRP scam in which Republic TV was not named in the FIR lodges by Hansa Research.

Republic TV on Sunday termed the arrest as ‘illegal’, saying he was illegally arrested from his home around 8 am without serving proper papers.

Later Khanchandani Khanchandani was produced before a holiday court that granted two-day police custody till December 15.

Here it may be mentioned that the the Mumbai police had demanded 15 days remand but the court only granted it only two-day custody.

The channel said: “Republic TV issues national appeal for courts to intervene to stop attacks on an independent news organization” with a hashtag, #FreeRepublicCEONow.

The channel said that Khanchandani has already been summoned in the past and subject to interrogation of over 100 hours by the Mumbai Police, and termed it as ‘targeting’ of the Republic TV.

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