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Andhra court warrant against Mahendra Singh Dhoni erroneous, says lawyer

New Delhi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni never received summons from a local court in Andhra Pradesh that he has been accused of ignoring, his lawyer Rajneesh Chopra said on Friday insisting that the Non Bailable Warrant issued against the India cricket captain was 'erroneous'.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
India limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Dhoni has been asked to appear before a court in the Anantpur town of Andhra Pradesh on February 25 in a case filed against him for allegedly 'denigrating' a Hindu god by posing as Lord Vishnu on a magazine cover.

"Mahendra Singh Dhoni has utmost respect for the judiciary but the fact of the matter is that he has personally never received any summons with respect to the present case; therefore the order appears to be erroneous," Dhoni’s lawyer Chopra said in a statement issued by Rhiti Sports, the company managing Dhoni.

"Even as such, proceedings in a similar matter pending before the Hon’ble District Court of Bengaluru, Kartanaka has already been stayed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. In this matter, accordingly we will approach the courts and seek appropriate directions thereto," he added.

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