MS Dhoni, a former India captain, has petitioned the Madras High Court to summon IPS officer G Sampath Kumar and begin contempt proceedings against him. Due to the IPS officer’s alleged remarks against the Supreme Court regarding match-fixing, Dhoni has chosen to make the move.
Because it was not heard on Friday, November 4, the plea is likely to be heard on Tuesday, November 8.This is a recent development in the situation, which began in 2014 when Dhoni filed a civil suit to prevent Sampath Kumar from making any statements linking Dhoni to match- or spot-fixing. It is important to note that Sampath Kumar served as the Inspector General of Police at the time.
The former India captain sought INR 100 CR in damages from the Zee Media Corporation and Sampath Kumar for making allegations of match-fixing against him in the civil suit he filed.
The criminal contempt will be carried out in accordance with the procedure once the advocate general of Tamil Nadu, R Shanmugasundaram, gives the go-ahead.
The criminal contempt matter was scheduled to be heard by Justice PN Prakash’s division bench on Friday.
After Dhoni’s thoughtful suit was recorded, an interval request was passed by the court on Walk 18, 2014.The involved officer, Sampath Kumar, was prohibited from speaking further about the then-India skipper by the interim order.
However, Sampath Kumar allegedly filed an affidavit with the Supreme Court expressing contempt for the judicial system and the leading counsel who were representing the State in the cases against him despite not being aware of the order.
In the meantime, Dhoni will participate in the upcoming IPL 2023, which will take place on the cricket field. During the 2022 Indian Premier League, he took over for Ravindra Jadeja as head coach of Chennai Super Kings.