Dhoni's defamation suit: Delhi HC to hear plea on January 29

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Published : Jan 18, 2024, 11:34 AM IST

Updated : Jan 18, 2024, 12:41 PM IST

The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked its registry to inform former Team India cricket captain MS Dhoni about the filing of a defamation suit against him by his two former business partners.

The former India Cricket Captain MS Dhoni on Thursday faced a defamation suit by his two former business partners in the Delhi High Court. The HC listed the hearing for January 29 for the defamation suit and urged the plaintiffs to file court fees within a week.

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked its registry to inform former Team India cricket captain MS Dhoni about the filing of a defamation suit against him by his two former business partners.

Plaintiffs and former business partners Mihir Diwakar and his wife Soumya Das have approached the high court seeking a permanent injunction and damages against Dhoni, several social media platforms and media houses and thereby restraining them from making, publishing, circulating per se defamatory, ex facie false and malicious statements against them.

Justice Prathiba M Singh, before whom the plaint came up for hearing, was informed that Dhoni had not been served with the plea by the plaintiffs. It is deemed appropriate to direct intimation to defendant no. 1 (Dhoni) of filing of the present suit. Let the registry issue an email to defendant No. 1 at the email address. The intimation be also given at the law firm representing him, the judge said. The high court listed the matter for further hearing on January 29 and asked the plaintiffs to file court fees within a week.

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