SC stays proceeding against Dhoni in ‘Lord Vishnu ad’

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.

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Indian cricket team captain- Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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.