The Bombay high court also exempted Arnab Goswami from appearing before a magistrates court at Alibag in Raigad district in connection with abetment to suicide case.
The bench noted the police had been investigating the case for three months now and was yet to name Arnab Goswami as an accused in the case.
The agency had filed a money laundering case against the channels after studying a Mumbai Police FIR for alleged manipulation of Television Rating Points (TRPs).
A single-judge bench of Justice Prakash D Naik granted Dasgupta bail on furnishing a personal bond of Rs 2 lakh and solvent sureties.
Arnab Goswami made ‘grossly false, malicious’ and defamatory statements on Republic Bharat while discussing actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, the complaint stated.
Partho Dasgupta is accused of conniving with ARG Outlier Media, the company that runs all Republic TV channels, and with Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami to manipulate TRPs.
TV anchor Arnab Goswami's recently released WhatsApp chats reveal that there is little holy about the kind of “news” peddled by Republic TV.
The HC was hearing a bail plea filed by Dasgupta.
‘The only reason why the PM has not ordered an enquiry (into Arnabgate) is because he is the person through which that message (Balakot airstrikes) went to this journalist,’ Rahul Gandhi claimed.
In the statement, the Republic Media Network said there has been collusion of corporate and political interests to target its Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh also sought to know from the Centre how Goswami got access to sensitive information.
Police have alleged that Dasgupta, in connivance with another senior official from the BARC and ARG Outlier Media Pvt Ltd's owner Arnab Goswami, manipulated the TRPs of Republic TV and Republic Bharat
Never before have offices of the Prime Minister, the home minister, the law minister, the information and broadcasting minister, been so brazenly compromised: Congress
There is nothing patriotic about taking political advantage over the strikes, the Congress leader said at a press conference
'This is dangerous for the country's security. How come such highly confidential information was known to a journalist?' Baghel asked.
The rating fiasco by Republic TV has 'immensely damaged the reputation of the broadcast industry and therefore it should be kept out of BARC rating system till final court order'. a statement said.
‘The two channels started a vicious campaign of masquerading as the crusaders of truth and justice and the saviours of the situation,’ the Mumbai HC observed
The question also arises how Arnab was privy to such sensitive information. The government should identify the source and immediately take action, says NCP
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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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