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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Arrest Petition Denied

NEW DELHI () -- The Delhi High Court on Monday rejected demands by a group of lawyers that former Indian prime minister P.V. Narasimha Rao be arrested in connection with a cheating case.

Lawyers from the independent All-India Lawyer's Forum for Civil Liberties had petitioned the court to issue an arrest warrant for Rao, saying a lower court judge's summons against Rao in the case was not good enough. High Court Judge N.G. Nandi rejected the petition, saying the issue of a warrant was a matter of judicial discretion.

The case involved an expatriate Indian who says he paid money to Chandraswami, a Rao acquaintance, in a failed attempt to win a state contract in the early 1980s.