One of the courts in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant against Indian Cricket Team Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus.

A local court in Anantapur issued the arrest warrant on Dhoni as he did not appear in the court despite three times summons have been served in the past. It was directed to police, to present Dhoni in the court July 16.

The case relates to a picture on the cover of a magazine.

Business Today in its April 2013 edition had carried the picture. Dhoni was portrayed as Hindu god Vishnu with a sub title “God of Big Deals” and holding products of several companies of which he is a brand ambassodor including a shoe in his hand.

Y. Shyam Sunder, a local leader of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), had filed a petition in the court in February this year alleging that the cricketer hurt the sentiments of Hindus by denigrating a Hindu god.

The summons issued by the court to Dhoni on three occasions were returned back. The court, which took up the hearing on Tuesday has issued the arrest warrant.

Similar petitions on same thing against Dhoni were filed in Delhi, Pune and other cities.

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