Republic TV strikes SC in opposition to police summons

New Delhi, October 10

Chief financial officer (CFO) of Republic TV Network S Sundaram has moved the Supreme Court against summons issued to him in the Television Rating Points (TRP) scam case registered by the Mumbai Police.

CFO Doesn’t record statement

Republic TV’s chief financial officer S Sundaram did not appear before the Mumbai Police on Saturday to record his statement in connection with the TRP racket, saying the channel had approached the Supreme Court.

In his petition, Sundaram has challenged the October 9 summons issued to him and sought an early hearing in the matter. Earlier, he had urged the Mumbai Police to stop the probe against Republic TV Network and its employees till the matter was heard in the apex court.

The police have already arrested owners of channels Fakt Marathi and Box Cinema after they claimed to have busted a TRP scam to the tune of more than Rs 100 crore. They alleged that some employees of a company involved in TRP measurement were manipulating “sampling metering services” by bribing people to watch certain TV channels. — TNS

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