6th TRP scam accused sent to police custody

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MUMBAI: The sixth arrested accused in the TRP scam, Umesh Mishra (31), who allegedly made payments on behalf of an English TV channel to households to inflate viewership figures, was remanded in police custody till October 19 by a magistrate’s court on Saturday.
Mishra was arrested on Friday. The channel is at the centre of a widening police probe into manipulation of TV ratings. His arrest came in the wake of Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh confirming that three witnesses had given confessional statements under Section 164 of CrPC admitting that Republic TV officials had paid them to watch the channel.

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