A contempt petition was moved by MS Dhoni at the Madras High Court against IPS officer G Sampath Kumar. However, it was not taken up due to a shortage of time, but the case might come up again on Tuesday.
The case is with regard to remarks made by the officer who had investigated the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal of 2013.
Sampath Kumar has alleged that Dhoni was involved in the betting and match-fixing scandal in the 2013 IPL matches.
Following his remark, Dhoni filed a defamation suit against a private TV network and Sampath. In his 2021 plea, the former Indian cricket team captain sought court intervention to restrain Sampath and others from making defamatory remarks against him.
The Madras High Court back then had given an interim injunction restraining Sampath and the other parties to the case from making any defamatory statements against Dhoni.
However, it was seen that Sampath had given a written representation in December 2021, requesting the defamation case to be quashed.
In his submission, he stated that people were trying to gag his voice through such a suit.
Now, the recent contempt of court filed by the former Indian Cricket Team captain is about the written submission made by Sampath in December 2021. Dhoni has stated that the officer’s remarks were defamatory towards him and would qualify as contempt of court as the court had given an interim injunction.