Mumbai: In a major setback, the Mumbai metropolitan magistrate court on Sunday, remanded Republic CEO Vikas Khanchandani to 2-day police custody till December 15, after his arrest by the Mumbai police in the alleged TRP scam case.
His anticipatory bail plea hearing was scheduled to be heard on Monday. Republic TV is set to move the Bombay High Court immediately, challenging the city court’s order.
Mumbai police had sought 14-day custody of Republic CEO Vikas Khanchandani, after arresting him earlier this morning in connection to the alleged TRP scam. Republic TV’s counsel – senior advocate Abad Ponda had argued as to how the police have hounded the network in one case after another, since the network’s coverage of the Palghar mob lynching.
Previously, on November 4, Arnab Goswami was arrested from his residence by the Mumbai police, with the police physically assaulting and dragging him, out of his home in a police van.