Cynical. Brazen. Incompetent: The UPA dropped charges against Quattrocchi in the middle of an election campaign. The PM said: "The Quattrochchi case is an embarrassment for the government of India. We have tried to extradite him from Malaysia, from Argentina, and the courts have said we don’t have a strong case. Now, it is not a good reflection on the Indian legal system that we harass people while the world says we have no case. Before the matter was referred, Interpol asked India why do we want to keep him under the red corner notice. The law ministry referred the matter to the Attorney General, who gave the advice that it (the notice) should be lifted." The PM of course did not go on to tell us about the role played by his own government's law minister or Attorney General.