Imran Khan took to Twitter to respond to Indian media reports of an exchange on WhatsApp between Arnab Goswami and Partho Dasgupta, the former head of a TV rating company.
TRP scam: Uddhav government starts gathering information on chats between Arnab Goswami, ex-BARC CEO
The purported leaked WhatsApp chats widely reported in media mentioned that Goswami, the editor-in-chief of Republic TV, was privy to the Balakot air strikes.
Asked about the purported chats widely reported in the media which mentioned that Goswami was privy to the 2019 Balakot air strikes in Pakistan, Baghel said the matter pertains to national security,
The Rajat Sharma-headed NBA said it is shocked to see hundreds of WhatsApp messages that have been exchanged between BARC India's former CEO -- Partho Dasgupta -- and Arnab Goswami.
NCP demands JPC on purported chats between Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami, BARC head Partho Dasgupta
Dasgupta, who was arrested in the fake Television Rating Point case, is now in the ICU of state-run JJ hospital in central Mumbai.
Abhishek Singhvi suspected that someone very senior in the government could be leaking the confidential information.
However, to suppress the probe, a separate case was registered in Uttar Pradesh and later it was handed to the Enforcement Directorate.
ARG media had approached the HC last year seeking, among other things, that the police be restrained from taking coercive action against its employees.
As the high court adjourned the matter without hearing any arguments during the day, the police agreed to continue its previous assurance of not taking any coercive action till January 15.
In November last year, Goswami filed a petition in the high court, seeking to quash the FIR registered against him by the Alibaug police.
Dasgupta, who was BARC CEO between June 2013 to November 2019, misused his position and was instrumental in manipulation of TRP.
On Sunday, the police had arrested Republic Media Network's Chief Executive Officer Vikas Khanchandani in connection with the scam.
A metropolitan magistrate court granted bail to Khanchandani on a cash surety of Rs 50,000, his lawyer Niteen Pradhan informed.
The ARG Outlier Media had approached the HC seeking, among other things, that the police be restrained from taking any coercive action against its employees.
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The court was assured by the counsel for the media houses that they will follow the programme code and the Cable TV Networks (Regulation) Act.