Former Bharatiya Janata Party president Mr Bangaru Laxman, who was accused of accepting Rs 1 lakh bribe to realise a fake arms deal, has had his plea for quashing the proceedings rejected by the Supreme Court.  

In 2001 Mr Laxman allegedly accepted money from undercover journalists, masquerading as arms dealers, in return for a recommendation to Mr Laxman’s high profile contacts in the Defence Ministry.

The matter will be decided in a trial court in Delhi.