India, Nov. 24 -- The Mumbai crime branch on Tuesday submitted a charge sheet in connection with TRP fraud case before a magistrate court. An FIR was registered with Kandivali police on October 6 with the arrest of Vishal Bhandari, former employee of Hansa Research Private Limited (Hansa).

Mumbai police began the probe after ratings agency Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) filed a complaint through Hansa, alleging that certain television channels were rigging TRP numbers. Hansa is one of BARC's vendors on engagement with panel homes or people's meters. BARC had alleged that some channels were paying bribes to boost TRP fraudulently so as to increase advertising revenue.

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