Lawyer claims non-bailable warrant against MS Dhoni was 'erroneous'
The complaint was filed by local activists, alleging that Dhoni was seen on the cover of a business magazine as Lord Vishnu.
New Delhi: After a local court in Andhra Pradesh's district of Anantapur issued a non-bailable warrant against Mahendra Singh Dhoni, lawyer of India's limited-overs captain on Friday released a statement claiming the order was "erroneous".
"Mahendra Singh Dhoni has utmost respect for the judiciary but the fact of the matter is that he has personally never received any summons with respect to the present case; therefore the order appears to be erroneous," Dhoni's lawyer Rajneesh Chopra said in a statement issued by Rhiti Sports.
Earlier today, the court had asked Dhoni to appear before a court in the Anantpur town of Andhra Pradesh on February 25 in a case filed against him for for allegedly "denigrating" a Hindu god by posing as Lord Vishnu on a magazine cover page.
"Even as such, proceedings in a similar matter pending before the Hon'ble District Court of Bengaluru, Kartanaka has already been stayed by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India. In this matter, accordingly we will approach the courts and seek appropriate directions thereto," he added.
The complaint, filed by local activists, had alleged that Dhoni was seen on the cover of a business magazine as Lord Vishnu, holding several things, including a shoe in his hands.