Mumbai:The names of two more TV channels have surfaced during the investigation of alleged fake Television Rating Points (TRP) scam, police said on Wednesday.
While one is a news channel, the other one is an entertainment channel, the official said.
"During the investigation, it came to light that these two channels were also involved in fixing the TRP by paying money to households for watching them," he said.
"While investigating the fake TRP racket, the police have added fresh sections of IPC, including 174, 179, 201, 204," he said.
According to the official, the police had earlier registered an offence under section 409 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating), 120(B), 34 of IPC in the case, he said adding the crime branch submitted the letter to the court about adding new sections.
Earlier three channels, including Republic TV, was found allegedly involved in the TRP racket.
Meanwhile the probe team on Wednesday once again recorded statements of Republic TV CFO S Sundaram and executive editor Niranjan Narayanswami, he said.
The alleged fake TRP scam came to light when ratings agency Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) filed a complaint with the police through Hansa Research Group, alleging that certain channels were rigging TRP numbers to lure advertisers.
It was alleged that some families at whose houses meters for collecting data of viewership were installed were being bribed to tune into a particular channel.
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Bengaluru, Nov 30: An internal assessment of the Karnataka Guarantee of Services to Citizens called 'Sakala' has put Mandya on the top while Bengaluru Urban stood last among the districts in providing services to people within the stipulated time.
Launched in April 2012, there are presently 1025 services related to 98 departments guaranteed under the Sakala scheme which are provided to the applicants within the time limit.
Eight years after the launch of the scheme, the Sakala department carried out the assessment of its performance.
The assessment revealed that 22.92 crore applications were received since the launch of the scheme, out of which 22.85 crore applications were disposed of.
Based on the number of applications received and disposed of, the department came out with the ranking.
Announcing the ranking, Karnataka Minister for Sakala, S Suresh Kumar told reporters on Monday that Mandya, Chikkamagaluru and Chikkaballapura are among the top three districts in providing services under the Sakala scheme within the time limit.
On the other hand, Bengaluru urban, Bidar and Raichur are among the least ranked districts in providing services.
"This assessment provides an opportunity to the respective districts to improve their citizen-oriented services," Kumar, who also holds the primary and secondary education portfolio, said.
The rankings were announced as the state launched the Sakala week during which period, the departments will have to create awareness among masses.
The Minister cited three reasons for the poor performance of Sakala, which are not accepting the applications, rejection of applications and delay in providing the service.
He said people do not know that there are appellants in each department where people can approach and appeal against the rejection and delay in providing services.
Kumar directed the deputy commissioners of the district to conduct a meeting of the Sakala Coordination Committees to analyse the performance of Sakala scheme.