Supreme Court quashes complaint against Dhoni as his depiction as Lord Vishnu

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Photo courtesy: Forbes India)

New Delhi– The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed a criminal complaint against former India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni by an Andhra Pradesh resident following his depiction as Lord Vishnu by a business magazine.

Quashing the criminal complaint, the bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said that the ingredients of the offence alleged in the criminal complaint amounting to hurting the religious feelings of the complainant are not made out.

Another bench of the apex court had in September last year quashed an identical complainant filed by another complainant before a court in Bengaluru.

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