Relief to MSD, SC quashes Karnataka HC’s order against him
New Delhi: In a relief to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Supreme Court of India, on Monday, quashed Karnataka High Court’s order of convicting him for hurting religious sentiments by posing as Lord Vishnu on a magazine cover page.
The Supreme Court's order said, “no sentiments were hurt.”
- A court in Anantpur had earlier issued a non-bailable warrant against Dhoni, on January 9 last, for allegedly outraging religious sentiments for his portrayal of Lord Vishnu on a magazine cover.
- The Karnataka HC had refused to quash the local court’s order, prompting him to file appeal in the SC.
- Indian skipper had approached the apex court which had stayed the criminal proceedings against him and also issued notice to social activist Jayakumar Hiremath, who had filed the case against the cricketer.
- The SC today pronounced verdict regarding the case and set Dhoni free of the criminal charges.