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Pearl Narang

Pearl Narang is a final year law student of B.B.A.LL.B (Hons.) at Chandigarh University, Mohali and is currently interning as a Trainee in Business World Legal Community. She is also pursuing a diploma in Contract Drafting, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution. She is passionate about both law and writing.

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TRP Scam: Republic TV Challenges the FIR of Mumbai Police in Bombay HC

The plea filed by Republic TV sought quashing of the FIR against the channel and its employees including Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami.

Republic TV petitions High Court after Supreme Court dismisses its plea 

After the Supreme Court declined its plea and told the channel to approach the High Court. ARG Outlier Media Private Ltd. which owns the Republic Media Network filed a plea challenging the FIR no. 143 of 2020 filed with the Mumbai police in relation to an alleged fake Television Rating Points (TRP) scam unearthed by the Mumbai police. 

 Among other things, Republic TV sought interim protection against any coercive action against them.  

In its plea, Republic TV sought the following: 

  1. Interim protection against any coercive action against them and stay of the investigation proceedings being carried out by the Mumbai Police. 

  1. Directions to the Centre to initiate a CBI enquiry against Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.  

  1. Initiation of disciplinary proceedings against Param Bir Singh for abuse of power. 

  1. Interim protection against any likely coercive action like questioning and investigating by the Crime Branch against the members of the channel. 

  1. An order of stay on the investigation of the channel and its employees till the Court decides on the plea. 




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