JODHPUR, Sept. 24 -- The Rajasthan High Court stayed the arrest warrant issued against former Union Disinvestment Minister Arun Shourie and another person by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in connection with alleged corruption in the 2002 sale of a hotel in Udaipur on Wednesday. Earlier on Tuesday, three other persons were relieved from arrest in the same case.

The court's decision came on petitions filed by Arun Shourie and Kantilal Vikamsey, the then head of valuation firm Kanti Karamsey & Co.

During the hearing in the single bench of Justice Dinesh Mehta, Shourie said, through video conferencing that because of his age, his wife's ailments and a child, who require his care, he would find it difficult to appear be...