The Sony Liv series Scam 1992 showed the first billion dollar scam in India that involved stock broker Harshad Mehta.

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While Harshad passed away in 2001 in police custody, his family was caught in a series of legal battles, thereafter.

After 27 years of legal battle the income tax tribunal finally scrapped almost the entire tax demand of ₹2.014 crore on late Harshad Mehta, his wife Jyoti, and brother Ashwin in February 2019.

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In the same year, his wife Jyoti Mehta also won a case against stockbroker Kishore Janani and Federal Bank who apparently owed ₹6 crore to Harshad Mehta since 1992. Jyoti was entitled to receive the entire amount with 18% interest.

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Harshad's brother, Ashwin Mehta, pursued a degree in law in his mid-50s and is a busy lawyer today practicing in Mumbai High Court as well as Supreme Court. He fought several court cases single-handedly and paid nearly ₹1,700 crore to banks to clear his brother’s name.

He was the consituted attorney for Harshad and also a stock broker in his firm.

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While the case against Harshad Mehta was abated soon after his death in 2001, Ashwin was fighting the legal battle until 2018 when he was acquitted by a special court in a case of duping the State Bank of India.

If you've watched the web series, you know how it ended for the entire family.