Things are getting nasty for the star cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni as he moved the Supreme Cort, challenging a Karnataka High Court decision to refuse to quash criminal proceedings accusing him of deliberately outraging religious sentiments with a visual depiction of him as ‘Lord Vishnu’ in Business Today. The case will be heard on September 14th by the Bench of Justices P.C. Ghose and R. K Agarwal. After the picture in dispute was published in April 2013, there were several complaints lodged in various parts of the country against the cricketer, accusing him of insulting the religious sentiments of the Hindus. However, most of these complaints were disregarded.
One of the Banglore Courts has taken heed of the complaints and started looking up into the case under Section 295 A of the Indian Penal Code and if he is found guilty of the charges, Dhoni will have to face imprisonment for three years or fine or both.
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