MS Dhoni sue Indian media for false allegations
MADRAS: Skipper of Indian cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has filed a Rs.1 billion (INR) defamation case in the Madras High Court against private media houses of India for broadcasting news alleging him in spot fixing, ARY News reported.
According to Indian media, the court on Tuesday restrained the two media houses from publishing or telecasting any news content about Dhoni in connection with allegations in the IPL match-fixing case, or in any manner insinuating about his integrity and honesty.
Dhoni, who is currently leading India in the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, accused media houses in his petition for hurting his reputation and telecasting false news reports.
“The reports that were broadcast by the news networks revolved around IPL team Chennai Super Kings of which Dhoni is the captain and the alleged involvement of him in fixing devastated the reputation and image of the Dhoni and his image in the eyes of millions of fans all over the world", stated in the lawsuit filed the Indian captain.
The Indian media houses has alleged MS Dhoni for the spot fixing in the match played between Chennai Super King and Mumbai Indian on February 11, 2014.
According to Indian media MS Dhoni had denied all reports regarding his involvement in spot-fixing.