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from BUSINESS LINE, February 03, 2011 New Delhi, Feb 2 - Mr A Raja's arrest on Wednesday is, by and large, a rare event in Indian polity.
The most high-profile case linked to corruption was the arrest of Mr Sukh Ram, the controversial Telecom Minister in the Narasimha Rao Government in the early 1990s.
Mr Kalpnath Rai, the Minister of State for Food in the same Government, was arrested in 1994 in connection with a sugar imports scam.
Besides corruption charges, top Central Government functionaries in the past have been put behind bars, with charges being politically motivated. Former Prime Minister Ms Indira Gandhi has served time while DMK leaders Mr …