MUMBAI: In its causes for declining the bail plea of former CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), Partho Dasgupta, the court docket noticed that he had performed a “vital role” within the TRP manipulation rip-off, studies Swati Deshpande.
“The material available on record shows the involvement of the accused in the alleged crime and he played a vital role in the commission of offence,” mentioned extra chief metropolitan Justice of the Peace Sudhir Bhajipale. The court docket’s reasoned order was launched on Wednesday, two days after it rejected the bail plea.
The court docket, in its order, mentioned that materials produced by the investigating officer “shows that the accused manipulated TRP for particular TV channels by using his office as CEO of BARC…it appears that the investigation is at a crucial stage for further investigation. The accused was the most influential person who worked as CEO of BARC”. The court docket added that different individuals are “yet to be interrogated”, therefore Dasgupta’s custody is required to maintain him away from the wished accused.