The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday quashed proceedings initiated against the chief mentor of Infosys Technologies Ltd, N R Narayana Murthy, in a lower court on a complaint over his alleged remarks on the singing of the national anthem.
Justice K Bhakthavatsala passed the order on a criminal petition filed by Murthy.
A private complaint was filed by the Karnataka Rakshana Vakeelara Vedike before the second additional city metropolitan magistrate in Bangalore, which passed the order on May 26, issuing summons to him.
The Vedike had alleged that Murthy had passed insulting remarks about the national anthem during a press conference on April 8 after the then President APJ Abdul Kalam visited the company's Mysore campus.
Murthy's advocate K K Venugopal had contended that his client was not guilty of any offence and playing the instrumental version did not amount to any violation.