Vazegate traceurs “dacoits in uniform”; the cowardice of the silence of the media: the ex-UP DGP Vikram Singh
After the big reality of the TRP’s fake case was exposed to the world, disgraced ex-cop Sachin Vaze told the ED in a statement that he was asked to involve Republic TV in the TRP bogus case and arrest editor Arnab. Goswami, under the instructions of Maharashtra’s former Home Secretary Anil Deshmukh, Uttar Pradesh’s former Director General of Police (DGP) Dr Vikram Singh on Friday called for a CBI investigation into this case. Vikram Singh, in a discussion on Republic TV that also involved senior political analyst MR Venkatesh and senior lawyer KK Manan, among others, expressed apprehension about what happened in the effort to “fix” Republic .
“Maharashtra has no moral right to investigate”
Disgraced former Mumbai policeman Sachin Vaze told ED that Maharashtra’s former interior minister Anil Deshmukh asked him to pursue the case and arrest Arnab Goswami. Referring to the same, Vikram Singh asserted that “although a little late, the truth has prevailed”. The former UP DGP, noting that he had never seen such a loss of power from “uniformed dacoits” in his life, said that in the TRP case, divine justice prevailed.
Vikram Singh also underlined the silence of the ‘Lutyens media’ on this matter and said: “The world knows what Arnab is, what the Republic is and he also knows who is keeping silent when they are supposed to s ‘express eloquently. No one in the world has an iota of sympathy against them. ”
In addition, the former Uttar Pradesh DGP, reiterating his demand for a CBI investigation into the matter, added: “Maharashtra has no moral right to continue the investigation.”
What is the false TRP case?
Former CP Parambir Bir Singh of Mumbai held a press conference to share details of an alleged “TRP scam” which police were investigating – naming Republic TV and two Marathi channels – Fakht Marathi and Box Cinema. Mumbai police initially arrested ten people, including former Hansa Research employee Vishal Bhandari, who confessed that a person named Vinay paid him 5,000 rupees for distributing 1,000 rupees between 5-panel houses for ask them to watch India Today daily for 2 hours. While Param Bir Singh named Republic TV, neither the FIR, nor the complaint, nor the copy of the pre-trial detention nor the statements of the arrested individuals mentioned the channel; instead, they named India Today.
Despite this, Mumbai Police interviewed Republic TV editor-in-chief Niranjan Narayanaswamy, senior editor Abhishek Kapoor, CEO, COO and senior members of the Republic Media Network’s distribution team, asking them to reveal. how they accessed the “Hansa report”. . The interrogation totaled more than 200 hours – culminating in the arrest of Deputy Vice President of the Republic, Ghanshyam Singh, the arrest of CEO of the Republic, Vikas Khanchandani, and the arrest of editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami. All were released on bail by various courts, as the attempt to repair the Republic failed to convince the courts and the plot fell apart.