Mumbai: The ongoing TRP Scam case has taken a dramatic turn with the arrest of Romil Ramgarhia, former COO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC).
According to Bar and Bench. Romil Ramgarhia has been arrested by the Mumbai Police today in connection of the TRP Scam case.
After his arrest, Ramgarhia was produced before a metropolitan magistrate court here, which remanded him in police custody till 19th December.
Police sought his custody saying they want to interrogate him in connection with the case and also need to retrieve electronic evidence from him.
The police official said, “During the probe, it came to light that Ramgarhia allegedly provided secret and confidential information to certain TV channels to help increase their TRP.”
He also had information about the households, where barometers have been installed, he said.
“The crime branch is also probing whether Ramgarhia made any financial gains by sharing such important information to certain channels to help them increase the TRP,” the official said.
Romil Ramgarhia moved on from BARC India on 31st July 2020. Ramgarhia had joined BARC India in August 2014 as Chief Business Officer. He was elevated as COO about two years back.
With the arrest of Romil Ramgarhia. Industry observers are wondering whether there is any connection between his exit from the organisation right in the middle of the TRP Scam case
MediaNews4U had reached out to BARC India for further updates.