Former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni has reached the Madras High Court against an IPS officer in a chase regarding the contempt of court order. Dhoni has filed a petition against IPS Sampath Kumar in this case. The hearing was to be scheduled to be taken on Friday itself, but it could not happen due to a scarcity of time. Now the matter can be heard on Tuesday.
This case is related to spot-fixing and betting in the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL). This case was investigated by IPS Sampath Kumar and he had commented against Dhoni in this case as he alleged MS Dhoni for being involved in betting and spot-fixing in the 2013 IPL matches. After his rhetoric, Dhoni reached the Madras High Court and along with stopping Sampath’s rhetoric, filed a defamation case. He also filed a defamation case against a private channel.
Following MS Dhoni’s old plea, the court imposed an interim injunction restraining Sampath and the other parties from making any defamatory statements against Dhoni. After this, in December 2021, Sampath wrote an application and requested to cancel the defamation case. In the comment, he said that people are trying to suppress his voice through such a suit.
Now MS Dhoni has filed a contempt case against him on the basis of his application of Sampath. The former skipper has said in the petition that the IPS officer has made such remarks in his written response, which defams his credibility. He has requested to treat it as contempt of the court’s injunction.
Earlier, MS Dhoni Let us tell you that Dhoni has broken his silence many times on the 2013 fixing scandal. Earlier on 22 March 2019, he had said, “2013 was the most difficult phase of my life. People used to talk about match-fixing and spot-fixing. The same thing was happening across the country at that time.”
MS Dhoni had said in the first episode ‘What Did We Do Wrong’ aired on Hotstar that the players knew that severe punishment was going to be given. He added, “We were going to get the punishment, just to know how much the punishment would be. Chennai Super Kings were banned for two years. There were mixed feelings at that time because you take many things on yourself. As a captain, the question was what was the fault of the team. Then Dhoni had called match-fixing a bigger crime than murder.”