Supreme Court quashes case against MS Dhoni

An Anantapur district court had issued a non-bailable warrant against Dhoni on January 8 in relation to the case filed against him for “hurting Hindu sentiments”.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: April 21, 2017 9:08 am
MS dhoni, dhoni, ms dhoni Supreme Court, Dhoni SC, dhoni magazine case, dhoni magazine cover, ms dhoni controversy, dhoni controversies, supreme court, Cricket news,Cricket, sports news, cricket news The complaint was lodged against Dhoni and others at a trial court in Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh.

The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed criminal proceedings against cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni pending at a trial court in Andhra Pradesh for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by posing as Lord Vishnu on a magazine cover.

A bench led by Justice Dipak Misra also dropped all proceedings against the editor of Business Today for publishing the photo. The court noted that no offence under section 295A (hurting religious sentiments) of the IPC is made out against Dhoni or the editor. “It would be a travesty of justice if the cricketer and the co-accused editor are prosecuted.”

The complaint was lodged against Dhoni and others at a trial court in Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh. An Anantapur district court had issued a non-bailable warrant against Dhoni on January 8 in relation to the case filed against him for “hurting Hindu sentiments”.

Several criminal cases were filed against Dhoni for posing as Vishnu on the magazine cover in 2013.

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First Published on: April 21, 2017 3:17 am
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    Sastry
    Apr 21, 2017 at 9:41 am
    What a waste of Courts time. When there are lakes of cases and the average time taken for any major case of importance is not less than two decades, why do courts admit such frivolous Litigation and later on waste further time by appeals. There should be stricter Criteria for admission of cases, and appeal.
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      Srini
      Apr 21, 2017 at 9:27 am
      The fundamentals of Hinduism is having your own 'Ishta Devata' - whatever you look up to can be your God. Hence zillions of Hindu Gods. Enter any traditional Hindu house, you will find along with a bedroom, kitchen and living room, a 'God's room' with a wide variety of Gods - and the collection differs from one house to another. At least once in their lifetime a traditional Hindu child has pla the game of building a small temple and placing a deity within and this is usually any object! If someone looks up to Dhoni as God, there is nothing wrong in Hinduism if he is portra with similarity to Vishnu. He may not be your God, but certainly he is someone's God. Heck, probably millions more worship Dhoni than say Kubera or Indra or one of the uncommon Hindu Gods.
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        Amit Sharma
        Apr 21, 2017 at 12:58 pm
        Well said Srini. I fails to understand, when these so called religious people accept characters like, Ram, Shiva, Krishana etc.. in famous serials like Ramayana and Mahabharat etc..then why they can't digest any other person who is extremely famous in our HINDUstan? This problem is in infact all religious and ONLY top-shots of religious priests, fathers, bhaiji and mulana etc.. ignite the fire. People are quiet responsible and understand the useless things happening arround.
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