Delhi Crime, a Netflix web series which many audience terms as one among the outstanding shows after hit shows like Mirzapur have come under an attack of fire. According to reports by IANS, the Delhi Police SHO will sue the web series director, Richie Mehta for the portrayal of inspector Anil Sharma as a ‘derogatory’, ‘dumb and slow’ officer.
Sharma, who was then SHO of Vasant Vihar Police Station when the unspeakable December 16, 2012 crime took place and was praised by his seniors for his painstaking probe that helped put all the accused behind bars is planning to take legal action against director Richie Mehta and his team, telling IANS that his depiction was concocted by director Richie Mehta for 'commercial profit'.
Mehta, who have replied to the allegations told IANS that there was “a disclaimer at the end of each Delhi Crime episode” and that the “names have been changed, and some of the events, dialogue and chronology have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes”.
“The entire series based on Nirbhaya gang rape investigation has insulted the Delhi Police, the senior officers of the Special Investigation Team and Inspector Anil Sharma. It was purely teamwork and Sharma was dealing with the twin responsibility being the investigating officer and SHO,” a senior police officer told IANS.
“I lost my ailing father Harbans Lal Sharma and elder brother, Sanjay Sharma during the trial. My brother fell down in residence in my absence and later died of excess bleeding. I was bathing my brother’s body for last rites and at the same time, I got a call from my senior officer about the case, I immediately skipped the last rites and reported to the officer without telling about the tragedy’’ Sharma told the news agency.
Delhi Crime stars Shefali Shah as DCP Vartika Chaturvedi and is based on the December 16, 2012, Nirbhaya case and the painstaking investigation that the Delhi Police ensues thereof.