Bombay High Court accepts India Today’s plea, sets aside BARC’s order

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Accepting the plea of the India Today Group, the Bombay High Court has set aside the order of the Disciplinary Committee of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) against India Today TV.  

The Bombay High Court has absolved India Today Group and dismissed the order that was passed by the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) against India Today TV. The high court said the amount deposited with the court registrar earlier should be returned to India Today Group. 

In its defense, India Today Group had stated that BARC has issued its order without an appropriate quorum and without presenting evidence.

In response to these developments and being vindicated of charges the India Today Group released the following statement:

Accepting the plea of the India Today Group, the Bombay High Court has set aside the order of the Disciplinary Committee of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) against India Today TV. 

The Bombay High Court has asked for the Rs 5 lakh deposited with the court registrar to be returned to the India Today Group in full.

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