MS Dhoni's photo in magazine a 'work of art', says Delhi Police

It was alleged that Mahendra Singh Dhoni was portrayed as Lord Vishnu with a sub-title 'God of Big Deals' and holding products of several firms including a shoe in his hand in April 2013 edition of a magazine.

updated: July 27, 2013 19:32 IST
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The Delhi Police on Saturday told a court in Delhi that the photo of cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni in a magazine posing as Lord Vishnu and holding a shoe in his hand "is a work of art" and the player had "no intention" to insult the Hindu religion.

Police had filed their status report in pursuance to the court's order on a complaint seeking registration of an FIR against Dhoni, publisher and editor of a magazine for allegedly insulting Hindu religion and its gods and goddesses.

"In this regard, it is submitted that the photograph of Mahendra Singh Dhoni published in the said magazine may not be a deliberate or intentional act of him.

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