Arnab Goswami gave me 12,000 $ and 40 lakh rupees to fix ratings
Partho Dasgupta, former CEO of BARC, accused within the much-hyped TRP scam, has claimed during a written reply to Mumbai police that he received $12,000 from Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief of Republic Channel. additionally, he received a complete of Rs 40 lakh in three years, including two special leave, that he had to vary the rating on the side of Republic Channel. the knowledge to change the TRP comes from the supplementary chargesheet filed by the police within the TRP scam case.
The 3,600-page supplementary charge sheet was filed by the Mumbai Police on January 11. Including the Bark forensic audit report. Also included may be a WhatsApp chat between Dasgupta and Goswami. Also included are statements from 59 people, including former BARC employees and cable operators.
The audit report alleges alleged tear-jerker alterations and rating fixes by senior Bark officials for several news channels, Republic TV, Times Now and Aajtak. Supplementary chargesheets were filed against Partho Dasgupta, Romil Ramgarhia and Vikas Khanchandani. Chargesheets were first filed against 12 people in November. consistent with the second chargesheet, Dasgupta's statement was recorded by the Crime Intelligence Unit on November 9.
"I have known Arnab Goswami since 2004," Dasgupta said. We were working together sometimes Now. I started working as CEO of BARC in 2013 and Arnab Goswami started Republic Channel in 2017. He had discussed the plan with me several times before launching the Republic Channel and also asked for help with ratings. Goswami knew, i do know how the TRP system works.
The crime branch had last month claimed in court that a financial deal had been struck between Partho Dasgupta, former chief executive of BARC, and Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief of Republic Channel, to extend TRP.
Also, in his reply to the police, Dasgupta said, "I wont to work with my team and alter the TRP in order that Republic TV would get the amount one rating." It started around 2017 to 2019. In 2017, Arnab Goswami gave me about ६ 6,000 in cash for a visit to France and Switzerland with my family. then in 2019 also they gave me an equivalent amount. In 2017 too, Goswami visited me and gave me Rs 20 lakh in cash. In 2018 and 2019, they gave me Rs 10 lakh whenever