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A Delhi Court Thursday issued a production warrant against businessman Abhishek Verma for recording of evidence in a defamation case lodged by him against his American partner and another person.

Metropolitan Magistrate Surya Malik Grover fixed Oct 31 for the recording of evidence and issued production warrant against Verma, who is also an accused in the 2006 naval war room leak case.

“Issue production warrant against the complainant (Verma) for Oct 31,” the court said.

The court took cognizance of Verma’s private complaint June 4.

Verma, facing various charges of corruption, forgery and various charges, is in judicial custody.

The businessman alleged that his former Indian partner Arjun Arora and US-based lawyer C. Edmonds Allen cheated him of nearly Rs.55 crore (over $10 million) in 2008.

The complainant claimed that he offered consultancy to the accused but they cheated him.

“The accused having malafide intention refused to make the said payment despite the fact that I was diligently providing consultancy services to them,” said Verma.

The businessman is an accused in the 2006 war room leak case that was linked to leaking classified documents from the directorate of naval operations.

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