Republic TV’s Editor-in-Chief, Arnab Goswami has hit back after the broadcaster was accused of TRPs manipulation.
The allegations made by Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh said that an FIR was filed against Republic TV and two other broadcasters. However, Goswami revealed that the FIR seen by Republic TV stated rival India Today and not Republic TV.
In the statement, Goswami said it will filing a criminal defamation case against the Mumbai Police Commissioner.
The statement read, “Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh has made false allegations against Republic TV because we have questioned him in the Sushant Singh Rajput case investigation. Republic TV will file a criminal defamation case against Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh. There is not a single BARC report that mentions Republic TV. The people of India know the truth. Mr. Param Bir Singh’s investigation in the Sushant Singh Rajput case is under a cloud and this is a desperate measure because of Republic TV’s reportage on Palghar, the Sushant Singh Rajput case or any other case. This kind of targeting only strengthens the resolve of everyone at Republic TV to push for the truth even harder. Param Bir Singh stands completely exposed today, since BARC has not mentioned Republic in any single complaint. He should issue an official apology and get ready to face us in court.”
Since the news broke, #RepublicFightsBack was trending on social media worldwide.