SC stays proceeding against Dhoni in ‘Lord Vishnu ad’

The bench has sought responses from Shyam Sundar, who had filed the complaint against Dhoni in a magisterial court.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: January 30, 2016 12:13:19 am

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The Supreme Court Friday stayed criminal proceedings pending before an Andhra Pradesh court against Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in a case against him for allegedly portraying himself as Lord Vishnu in an advertisement.

A bench led by Justice Dipak Misra issued a notice to complainant Yerraguntla Shyam Sundar, who had asked for invocation of penal charges against Dhoni for allegedly hurting religious sentiments. The court also issued a notice on transfer of the criminal case from a court in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, to Bengaluru in Karnataka, where a similar case is pending. It will hear the case after eight weeks.

Earlier, the SC had stayed criminal proceedings against the cricketer in a similar case against him in a Bengaluru court and had also stayed the operation of Karnataka High Court order that refused to stall the proceedings.

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