A statement by
Republic Media Network
claiming that it was in receipt of an official email from
the Broadcast Audience Research Council
that “there is not a single complaint or malpractice found against
or Republic Bharat” triggered a strong rebuttal from the
on Sunday saying it had been misrepresented.
BARC said it was “highly disappointed” with the actions of Republic Network and that BARC had not commented on the probe into alleged rigging of TRPs.
“BARC India has not commented on the ongoing investigation and it is providing necessary assistance to the law enforcement agency. BARC India is highly disappointed with the actions of Republic Network by disclosing private and confidential communications and misrepresenting the same. BARC India reiterates that it has not commented on the ongoing investigation and without prejudice to BARC India’s rights, it expresses its dismay at the actions of Republic Network,” the council said in a statement.