MUMBAI: The Crime Intelligence Unit probing the TRP manipulation rip-off on Tuesday carried a search of the financial institution locker of arrested former CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), Partho Dasgupta, and claimed to have recovered 1.3 kg of gold and silver ornaments collectively valued at Rs 48 lakh.
Dasgupta was produced earlier than the Esplanade metropolitan Justice of the Peace courtroom on Wednesday, which remanded him to judicial custody.
Dasgupta’s lawyer Kailash Ghumre has alleged that the search of his locker is against the law. He stated, “The financial institution locker is in his spouse’s title, and police did not even wait until his spouse arrived. They organized for a locksmith and opened the locker. This isn’t any anti-corruption or financial institution rip-off.”
Ghumre additionally rubbished allegations that Arnab Goswami of Republic TV paid enormous sums to Dasgupta for rigging TRPs. “The assertion has been taken underneath duress,” Ghumre stated.