MS Dhoni got relief from the controversy of Lord Vishnu from Supreme Court. On Monday Morning; Supreme Court quashes criminal case against MS Dhoni in Lord Vishnu cover controversy. Supreme Court quashed all kind of criminal proceedings against him for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by portraying as Lord Vishnu on a magazine cover.
What was the issue of Lord Vishnu Poster and MS Dhoni?
In the magazine cover that was released in the year 2013, Dhoni was seen holding several things in his hands, including a shoe. The complaint was filed by the social activist Jayakumar Hiremath that Ms Dhoni is hurting the sentiments of all the religions. Dhoni had then approached the Supreme Court seeking quashing of the criminal proceedings against him. The cricketer pleaded that complaint filed against him was frivolous and the criminal proceedings needed to be quashed. He said that complaint was filed just to harass him in the case.
The Court’s bench people stated….
The bench said, “We interfere with the order of the High Court and quash the proceedings including the summoning order against the accused… we have taken note of the complaint and the offence alleged while passing this order.” A bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi granted the relief to Dhoni after noting that the trial court in Karnataka erred in summoning the cricketer without following the due procedure of law.
Taking cognisance of the complaint, the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) had directed registration of a case against Dhoni under section 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) along with 34 (common intention) of the IPC.
Later, the ACMM had issued summons to Dhoni to appear before the court, against which he moved the High Court. ACMM had issued summons to Dhoni to appear before the court, against which he moved the High Court.