MS Dhoni filed SLP against Karnataka High Court in SC
MS Dhoni moved to the Supreme Court as Karnataka High Court refused to quash criminal proceeding against him in the controversy pertaining to a picture in Business Today magazine which portrayed him as Lord Vishnu, ANI reported.
Last month, Karnataka High Court disposed of a criminal petition filed by the Indian cricketer for allegedly denigrating a Hindu God.
Earlier, Justice AN Venugopal Gowda said, “Dhoni can approach the session court in the matter. He has given time till September 14 to file a revision before that court.”
While a case has been registered for hurting religious sentiments, Dhoni said he has never posed for the cover page photo of that business magazine.
“I haven’t received any remuneration/goodwill or money for the news article or for usage of my picture on the cover page or anywhere else. Neither have I posed for the picture which was published in the magazine on April 14, 2013,” Dhoni was quoted as saying in the report.
The case has been filed by Jayakumar Hiremath, a social activist had alleged that Dhoni is seen on the cover of Business Today as Lord Vishnu, holding several consumer goods, including a shoe in his hand. “A celebrity and a cricketer like Dhoni should know the consequences of hurting the religious sentiments of people. He should have known the consequences of doing such ads,” Justice AN Venugopal Gowda said in his oral observation, earlier.