Former Cop files a suit to restrain Republic TV from talking about the TRP scam FIR
20 oct 2020
qbal Shaikh, a former Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, has filed a civil suit against Republic TV, R Bharat, and news anchor Arnab Goswami in a Mumbai court.
The suit seeks to restrain Republic TV from attacking Mumbai police over the FIR registered by them which, claimed that TV channels have indulged in the manipulation of TRP ratings, along with damages of Rs. 5 lakhs for the mental distress caused due to "defamatory reports" against Mumbai Police.
The complaint stated that Republic TV and R Bharat are propelling a "smear campaign" against the Mumbai police to topple the investigation in the TRP scam in which Mumbai Police speculated Republic TV to have made gains.
Yesterday, Republic TV had announced that it would sue the Mumbai Police for wrongly accusing it of the TRP scam.