Former Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni is facing a defamation case filed by his ex-business partners, Mihir Diwakar and Soumya Das. The couple, against whom Dhoni had previously filed a criminal case for alleged fraud, has sought a permanent injunction and damages against Dhoni, various social media platforms, and media houses. The defamation plea is scheduled for a hearing on January 18 before Justice Prathiba M Singh in the Delhi High Court.

Background: Criminal Case and Allegations MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni had filed a criminal case against Mihir Diwakar and Soumya Das, directors of the sports management company ‘Aarka Sports,’ accusing them of duping him of over ₹15 crore. The case, filed in Ranchi, alleges that the partners violated a 2017 contract related to establishing cricket academies. According to the agreement, Dhoni was supposed to receive the full franchise fee, with profits to be shared on a 70:30 basis. However, the accused allegedly set up academies without informing Dhoni and failed to make payments. Dhoni revoked his authority in August 2021, but the accused continued setting up academies, leading to the criminal case under Sections 406 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code.

Defamation Plea and Court’s Role

In response to the criminal case, Mihir Diwakar and Soumya Das have approached the Delhi High Court with a defamation plea. They seek to restrain Dhoni, social media platforms, and media houses from making defamatory statements. The court will consider their request for a permanent injunction and damages against Dhoni regarding alleged false allegations and breach of the 2017 contract. The defamation case is set for a hearing on January 18 before Justice Prathiba M Singh.

Conclusion: Legal Battle Unfolding

The legal battle between MS Dhoni and his former business partners continues to unfold, involving criminal accusations, defamation claims, and a complex contractual dispute. The upcoming hearing will shed light on the allegations and counterclaims, further determining the trajectory of this legal dispute.

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