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Lord Vishnu cover row: SC quashes criminal complaint filed against Dhoni

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme on Thursday quashed the criminal complaint filed against former Indian skipper Singh for allegedly depicting himself as Hindu deity 'Lord Vishnu' in a magazine cover.

A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Dipak Misra, quashed the criminal complaint registered against

The case was registered against under Section 295 and 34 of the (IPC).

A non-bailable warrant was issued against India's ODI skipper on January 9, 2016 by a in Andhra Pradesh's Ananthapur in connection with him appearing on the cover of a magazine as Lord

Social activist Jayakumar Hiremath had filed a case against him.

In the Business Today's April 2013 edition, appeared on the cover of the magazine in the form of 'Lord Vishnu', holding various brand items, with a caption 'God of Big Deals'.

The High Court, however, refused to quash the case, prompting to file an appeal in the Supreme

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First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 17:42 IST