Time limits prevented the Madras High Court from hearing MS Dhoni’s contempt of court petition against an IPS officer. On Tuesday, the court may resume consideration of the matter.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former Indian cricketer, has filed a contempt plea against Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, G Sampath Kumar at the Madras High Court.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) betting case is the subject of the contempt of court complaint that Dhoni has filed against the officer. The complaint alleges that the IPS officer made comments against the Supreme Court and some prominent counsels about the matter.
Why did Dhoni file contempt of court charges against the IPS officer?
Dhoni claims the IPS officer was guilty of criminal contempt for making disparaging and insulting remarks about the Supreme Court and the Madras High Court that is capable of shattering the belief of the common man in the legal system- reports show that.
According to Dhoni’s petition, the officer is also alleged to have leveled charges against the Madras High Court, the office of the Advocate General, and several Senior Counsels of the HC.
IPS Officer, G Sampath Kumar claimed that the Supreme Court had withheld information from the Special Investigation Team concerning the Justice Mudgal Committee report, which had been established to investigate the 2013 IPL match-fixing case (SIT). This, according to Dhoni, is Kumar’s allegation that the highest court has a hidden interest in keeping the material secret.
Dhoni took Sampath and a private television network to court after they made the comment because he believed they had defamed him. In his petition filed in the year 2021, the former captain of the Indian cricket team asked the court to intervene and prevent Sampath and others from uttering defamatory comments about him.
The complaint was filed for a total of Rs 100 crore. He was successful in getting an interim injunction, in March 2014.
The recent plea of MS Dhoni
Dhoni stated in his most recent legal filing that Kumar did not submit his written statement in the defamation case, till the latter half of 2021. According to reports, he was once cited as saying, “Upon reviewing the statement, I realized that there are scandalous and contumacious allegations.” The petition for contempt of court was then moved by the cricketer.
Kumar had asserted that Dhoni had brought the case against the IPS officer in the Madras High Court with the sole purpose of silencing the officer. Dhoni also further, pursued legal action against Kumar by issuing legal proceedings against him.
What exactly is the scandal with the IPL in 2013?
Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, and Ankeet Chavan were detained by the Delhi Police in 2013. All three of them were charged with spot-fixing. For the 2013 Indian Premier League, Kumar looked into allegations of spot-fixing and betting.
This controversy rocked the sport of Indian cricket at the time, and it lasted for several years. These three individuals were all members of the Rajasthan Royals. In addition to them, 11 bookies were taken into custody. As the investigation proceeded, the actor Vindu Dara Singh was also detained, and also the names of several high-ranking officials and owners of IPL teams emerged. The three cricketers were vindicated in the end, after their trial.
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