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Web-series on cases like Rajiv Gandhi's assassination, Harshad Mehta’s scam to go on the floors

Titled Case Files, the series will feature cases handled by former special investigation team (SIT) head Amod Kanth.

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The cases handled by former police officer Amod Kanth will now form the basis for an upcoming web-series titled Case Files, produced by Sameer Dixit, Jatish Varma and Girish Johar.

Case Files will be a multi-season series. The first season is touted to be based on Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination while the second will focus on the securities scam that saw the rise and fall of the late stock-broker Harshad Mehta.

Amod Kanth was head of the special investigation team (SIT) set up to investigate high-profile criminal cases including the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and former member of Parliament Lalit Maken.

"The show aims to break new ground and will serve as a vehicle for making statements about issues that matter in building and shaping of a nation and how India as an emerging country was being perceived by global powers,” said an official statement from the makers.

Each season will cover one extremely high-profile case, showcasing the in-depth investigation of the crime, analysing the various aspects of the case, understanding its impact on our nation and how these cases charted a course towards changing the political, economic, social mindset of the nation, the statement added.

In a joint statement, the producers said, “We were always intrigued by cases like these which changed the face of crime in India. Once we heard the details from Mr Kanth, we were sure the real stories should be brought out and reach Indian and global audiences. We got him on board as we are sure these stories will not only be an eye-opener but will also change our perception of what goes on inside the corridors of politics and power!”

Details about the director, cast and the OTT platform where the series will be shown will be revealed later.