Existence of dispute inter-se Respondent parties does not make the subject-matter non-arbitrable: Calcutta HC

The Calcutta High Court (CHC) has held that mere allegations of dispute inter-se respondents will not make an arbitration agreement ex-facie invalidated by fraud and does not result in subject matter being non-arbitrable. The CHC in the absence of clear evidence purporting that the arbitration agreement was not entered into by the Respondents, and existence of criminal proceedings held that this does not make the dispute non-arbitrable.