Dhoni moves to Madras High Court for contempt proceedings against an IPS Officer G. Sampath Kumar, to permanently restrain him.
Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni filed a criminal contempt proceeding against IPS officer G. Sampath Kumar in Madras High Court for allegedly making statements against the Supreme Court regarding the Indian Premier League (IPL) match-fixing scandal in 2013.
The former cricketer MS Dhoni also sought compensation of Rs. 100 crore from the official for leveling match-fixing allegations against him. The case was listed today (November 5). However, it could not be brought up for hearing and will likely be heard on Tuesday.
IPS officer G. Sampath Kumar investigated the 2013 IPL and alleged that Dhoni was involved in spot-fixing and betting-fixing.
Following Kumar’s remarks, Dhoni filed a defamation case against IPS Officer G. Sampath Kumar and a private TV network. In Dhoni’s 2021 petition, he sought the court’s intervention to stop Sampath Kumar and others from making derogatory remarks about him.
Madras High court statement against Dhoni
The Madras High Court then granted an interim injunction restraining Sampath and the other parties from making any defamatory statements against MSD.
However, it was observed that Sampath had given a written representation in December 2021, requesting the quashing of the defamation case.
In his submission, he said, people were trying to stifle his voice through such a suit.
After obtaining consent from Advocate General R Shanmugasundaram on July 18, 2022, to file the contempt petition. Dhoni has preferred the contempt application on October 11, 2022, to punish G. Sampath Kumar for his alleged acts of making remarks against the judiciary in violation of the court’s interim order passed in 2014.
About the 2013 IPL match-fixing scandal
In the 2013 IPL, Delhi Police arrested the three cricketers Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, and Ankeet Chavan for spot-fixing. These three represented the Rajasthan Royals in the 2013 IPL. On the other hand, Mumbai Police arrested Vindu Dara Singh, Priyanka Sepany, and Chennai Super Kings Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan for the alleged betting case.
In July 2015, the match-fixing led to the Justice Lodha committee was announced the ban on Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for 2 years from the IPL.