Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

SC quashes case against Dhoni for portraying himself as God

SC quashes case against Dhoni for portraying himself as God

Supreme Court on Thursday quashed a criminal case against Mahendra Singh Dhoni in a case related to hurting religious sentiments.

A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra, AM Khanwilkar and M M Shantanagoudar said, "It would be a travesty of justice" if the cricketer and the co-accused editor are prosecuted in the case.

The apex court had on September 5 past year quashed a similar case lodged against Dhoni and others in Karnataka and set aside the High Court order which had refused to stall the proceedings against them.

Dhoni had then moved the Karnataka High Court which had refused to stall the proceedings against him and others mentioned in the complaint.

Following the arrest warrant, Dhoni had reached Supreme Court seeking to quash of the criminal proceedings against him.

The controversial magazine cover had been released in the April 2013 edition of "Business Today" magazine which showed Dhoni as Lord Vishnu using multiple hands to hold various objects.

The petition also asked Dhoni and the magazine's editor to apologise.

Dhoni will be hoping to mark the joy of success on the field sooner rather than later and he would be hoping to make an impact in RPS' next fixture which will be against reigning IPL champions Sunrisers Hyderabad at home on Saturday.

Religious sentiments, unfortunately, take precedence on most occasions in a country like India where things which could be overlooked are taken so seriously, like in Dhoni's case.

The apex court, on 29 January 2016, had issued notice on Dhoni's plea and had stayed of the trial court proceedings in the case.

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