Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani granted bail on TRP manipulation case

The Chief Executive Officer of Republic TV Vikas Khanchandani was granted bail on Wednesday by a Mumbai Court on the surety of Rs 50,000 in the alleged TRP manipulation case . He was earlier remanded to Police custody till December 15.

Prior to his arrest, Khanchandani was interrogated twice by the investigations in the alleged scam. Khanchandani’ role in the scam was identified during the interrogation of the Channel’s distribution head, Ghanshyam Singh, who was also arrested earlier. The investigators alleged that Khanchandani was part of an internal WhatsApp Group in which discussions on Logical Channel Number (LCN) would take place. LCN is an identification number assigned to a TV channel, and the allegations against Republic TV are that it allegedly used dual LCN, which allowed it to show up in the genre of ‘kids channels’, apart from the ‘News Channels’ category, thus showing up at two places.

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