Republic TV’s editor-in-chief and primetime anchor Arnab Goswami.

Former Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Iqbal Shaikh has approached the town civil court docket in search of a restraining order towards the information channel Republic TV and its editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami from airing any materials associated to TRP rip-off. An FIR within the case has been registered at Kandivali police station.

Shaikh has moved a swimsuit for defamation towards Goswami and the channel for making feedback towards the police pressure in reference to the TRP rip-off. The swimsuit is more likely to come up for listening to on Wednesday.

Shaikh, within the swimsuit filed by way of advocate Abha Singh, has alleged that “when a case is under investigation under statutory provisions, the Defendant No. 1 (Goswami) cannot be granted the liberty to discuss his own case and arbitrate it in his own TV channels by defaming Mumbai Police.”

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Shaikh has alleged that Goswami has been conducting debates and airing tales in reference to the case which can affect the investigation. “The Plaintiff submits that the Defendant No. 1 has transgressed his limits as an owner of two most popular TV Channels and has started pursuing his own agenda by being the Editor-in-Chief and by blurting out large sermons about his own case which is under probe by a statutory body,” learn the swimsuit.

Republic TV is among the three channels accused by Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh of manipulating tv scores.

Six individuals have been arrested by the Mumbai Police within the rip-off, which allegedly includes bribing owners whose TV viewing is monitored to make sure that sure channels get greater scores. The scores are a key influencer of advertiser preferences whereas putting commercials. The police declare this can be a “multi-crore” rip-off.

The channel moved the excessive court docket in search of quashing of the FIR registered within the case and its switch from Mumbai Police to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).


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