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5 people arrested in Bengaluru for tampering with BARC data

23-January-2018
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Five people have been arrested by Bengaluru Cyber Crime Police for trying to tamper with the television viewership data generated by Broadcast Audience Research Council. The complaint
was filed by BARC India.

Those arrested include TV producer Raju who produced Kannda serial Kaveri on Udaya TV and Amma Ninnegage for ETV Kannada (Colors Kannada now) and other four are Suresh, Jemsy, Subhash and Madhu.

As per the report published in The New Indian Express, "An FIR was registered in this regard and during the course of investigation, it was found that a group of people were involved in illegally hiking the TRP by using multiple televisions and also by paying a small sum to those people in whose houses the TRP meter would be installed, and asking them to watch a particular channel at a particular time. On getting credible information, police arrested the five accused. Investigations revealed that Raju and his team were working for it. Also, this year, BARC had given a contract to a new firm to install the TRP meters. The role of staff in that firm is also being," the police said.

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