Supreme Court dismisses religious issued case against Dhoni

Supreme Court dismisses religious issued case against Dhoni

Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni found himself in a relief after Supreme Court of India extirpated the criminal case lodged against him in an Andhra Pradesh court for allegedly hurting religious sentiments after the charismatic cricketer depicted himself as ‘Lord Vishnu’ in a magazine cover.

The Supreme Court bench, however, said, ‘It would be a travesty of justice’ if the cricketer and the co – accused editor of the magazine are to be prosecuted in the criminal case as they did not ‘maliciously’ hurt the religious sentiment.

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Dhoni was seen in the cover of that particular magazine as a texture of one of the Indian goddess Lord Vishnu holding several things in his hand including a shoe.

Later social activist Jayakumar Hiremath filed complaint against Dhoni in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh under section 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) along with 34 (common intention) of IPC.

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