Chennai, June 12 (BPNS)
The Madras High Court on Monday decided to hear the contempt of court case filed by ace cricketer and former Indian captain, M.S. Dhoni against Tamil Nadu cadre IPS officer, Sampath Kumar on Thursday, June 15.
Justices M. Sundar and K. Govindarajan Thilakavadi told senior counsel P.R. Raman representing M.S. Dhoni and Advocate Perumbalavil Radhakrishnan representing Sampath Kumar IAS that generally the court hears the contempt of court case every Thursday and hence would hear this case also on June 15, Thursday.
It may be noted that M.S. Dhoni had prayed the court to punish Sampath Kumar for the remarks made by him against the judiciary in his written statement filed in response to a Rs 100 crore defamation suit filed by Dhoni against the IPS officer for having named him in the IPL betting scam.
Advocate General of Tamil Nadu, R. Shanmugasundaram had granted permission to the cricketer as required under the Contempt of Courts Act to move the criminal contempt of court petition. The AG had granted permission after he was clear that the remarks made by the IPS officer in the written statement amounted to scandalizing court proceedings.