Bombay High Court Refuses To Interfere With Ex-BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta’s Transfer From JJ Hospital To Taloja Jail

first_imgNews UpdatesBombay High Court Refuses To Interfere With Ex-BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta’s Transfer From JJ Hospital To Taloja Jail Sharmeen Hakim22 Jan 2021 9:34 AMShare This – x The Bombay High Court on Friday refused to intervene and grant relief to ex- Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) CEO Partho Dadgupta, accused in the TRP Scam, while he was being shifted from the state run JJ Hospital to the Taloja Central Prison. In an urgent plea, Dasgupta’s lawyer Arjun Singh on Friday sought for him to be shifted to a private hospital owing to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login The Bombay High Court on Friday refused to intervene and grant relief to ex- Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) CEO Partho Dadgupta, accused in the TRP Scam, while he was being shifted from the state run JJ Hospital to the Taloja Central Prison. In an urgent plea, Dasgupta’s lawyer Arjun Singh on Friday sought for him to be shifted to a private hospital owing to his ill health or to be granted interim bail for two weeks instead of being shifted back to Taloja. They submitted a video of Dasgupta being discharged from JJ Hospital on a stretcher, and argued that he was discharged despite being unfit. Justice PD Naik who heard the plea at 7pm, refused to intervene after an assurance from Public Prosecutor Deepak Thakare that all protocols were being followed. The Medical Officer at Taloja would first check Dasgupta and at any point if he found it necessary, the accused would be taken back to JJ Hospital, he submitted. The court then post Dasgupta’s bail application for hearing on Monday and directed the state to submit all his medical records at the time of the hearing. Dasgupta was shifted to JJ Hospital on January 15. A graduate from IIM Calcutta, Partho Dasgupta’s was the CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (“BARC”) between June 2013 and November 2019. The Crime Branch has charged him under sections 409(criminal breach of trust by a public servant), 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code. Dasgupta is accused of conniving with Republic TV officials to manipulate TRP ratings and approached the High Court after his bail application was rejected by the Sessions court earlier this week. Click here to read/download the order . Next Storylast_img read more