During the period of pandemic a lot of things took place which made the people know how television channels and media works. The only expectation the viewers of particular channel have is the quality entertainment they relate themselves to the characters of these serials or movies which makes it more interesting. But when these channels adopt any malpractices it not only lowers its image in eyes of people by also losses its valuable viewers.
Recently the new channels India Today was caught in TRP scam which literally was shameful for all viewers. Another TRP scam which took place is regarding the channel Fakt Marathi. The Mumbai City Civil and Session court granted bail to Shirish Pattahshetty the owner of Fakt Marathi channel one which is accused in the Television Rating Point scam registered by Mumbai Police.
The applicant counsel stated that the channel was free to air amongst all Marathi channels and the channel showed Marathi movies and Marathi serial which was popular among the viewers and there wasn’t exponential rise in TRP. The applicant stated that he never paid money to anyone for the purpose of rigging the TRP. It was contended that the Investigation Agency were clearly violating the laws of Criminal Procedural Code which was completely illegal and contrary to the settled provision of law. Though the channel was involved in TRP scam the evidences stated in favour of applicant and after long arguments between the counsel of both sides, the court came to the conclusion that bail would be granted to applicant but he wasn’t allowed to tamper with evidence and threaten the witness.