The Chargesheet: Zee5’s new murder mystery based on true events

ZEE5 premium has released the trailer for its new web series The Chargesheet – Innocent or Guilty? The story revolves around the murder of a seven-time national badminton champion, Shiraz Malik.

Intense and gripping, the trailer focuses on the reason behind the murder and hints at a government cover-up. It labels everyone a suspect from the player’s wife to his other close associates which also includes powerful politicians.

The series is based on the real life murder of Syed Modi who was indeed an eight-time national badminton champion. He also won the Men’s singles title at the 1982 Commonwealth Games.

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However, his career came to a fatal halt when he was shot dead on 28 July 1988 in Lucknow. He was murdered outside K.D. Singh Babu Stadium after a practice session.

The country was shocked at the news and the case took an even darker turn when Modi’s wife, Ameeta Kulkarni and her future husband, politician Sanjay Singh were among major suspects.

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The charges were challenged and eventually dropped by the Supreme court in 1990. Modi’s murder is still considered one of the most high profile cases investigated by the CBI in India.

The Chargesheet stars Arunoday Singh, Shiv Panditt, Sikandar Kher, Hrishita Bhatt, Tridha Choudhury, Shakti Anand, Ashwini Kalsekar, Satish Kaushik and Kishori Shahane.

Directed by Shashant Shah, It is set to premiere on 10 December 2019 on Zee5. Check out the trailer below:

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