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Mumbai Police busts ‘fake TRPs’ racket; Republic TV among three channels under scanner

The Mumbai Police on Thursday said that it has busted a false television rating points (TRP) racket, where media channels have been found manipulating TRP numbers.According to the police, households were paid a monthly fee to keep channels switched on the entire day to boost television ratings.Three channels including Arnab Goswamis Republic TV are being investigated for ratings or TRP manipulation, Mumbai Police Commissioner Paramvir Singh said during a media presser.Two persons have been arrested, he said .

The owners of Marathi channels Fakt Marathi and Box Cinema have been arrested, under Section 409 (criminal breach of trust) and Section 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code.

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