Jayakumar Hiremath, a social activist, accused Dhoni of insulting Lord Vishnu and hurting religious sentiments of the Hindus. The complainant filed the case in the court of the 6th Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Choori Khan.
Dhoni has been booked under section 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) along with 34 of the Indian Penal Code.
The petitioner claimed that in an advertisement in a leading business magazine, Dhoni allegedly posed as Lord Vishnu holding several things including a shoe in his hands. Hence, the India cricket team captain allegedly had denigrated the Hindu god and hurt religious feelings of the Hindus.
Registering the case against Dhoni, the court on Monday, May 6 declared that it would hear the petitioner's statement and would record it on May 12.