The Mumbai Police’s SIT has invoked charges under Section 409, 420,465, 468, 406, 120B, 201, 204, 212 and 34 of the IPC against the 12 accused arrested so far.
The charge sheet was submitted before a magistrate's court by the police's Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU), which is conducting a probe into the case, an official said.
Javadekar also asserted that the freedom of press has to be preserved at any cost in a democracy but media should remember that freedom comes with responsibility.
They said the central probe agency has filed the enforcement case information report (ECIR) that is equivalent to a police FIR.
Singh, who is also Assistant Vice President of the Republic Media Network, was picked up from his residence around 7.40 am, the official said.
The petitioner's counsel Veerendra Tulzapurkar argued that the BARC's Disciplinary Council did not have the appropriate quorum when the impugned order was passed.
The application sought a stay to the probe being conducted by the Mumbai police into alleged rigging of Television Rating Points (TRP).
The four-member committee will be headed by Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi S Vempati.
Mumbai Police on Wednesday arrested one more person in the Television Rating Points manipulation scam, an official said.
In a statement, the Guild also called on the channel to behave responsibly and not compromise the safety of its journalists as well as hurt the collective credibility of media.
The guild also expressed its concern on Republic TV's 'high-strung conduct' while reporting the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
In a statement, the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) expressed serious concern at 'the open-ended FIR registered by the Uttar Pradesh Police against the media for alleged TRP manipulation'.
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The police will also slap sections related to forgery in the case, including IPC sections 408, 463, 465 and 468.
Earlier three channels, including Republic TV, was found allegedly involved in the TRP racket.
The case, which was earlier registered at Hazratganj police station in Lucknow on a complaint of an advertising company promoter, was handed over to the CBI by the Uttar Pradesh Government,