Mr Rahul Gandhi along with a lady friend was arrested in America for possessing over 100,000 $ of unaccounted money and spend a night in US jail.
Mr Natwar Singh approached Mr Brajesh Mishra, then National Security Advisor to NDA for help. Mr Mishra contacted american authorities who sought a personal request from A.B.Vajpayee, the then PM. Mr Vajpayee oblige, securing thereby Mr Rahul Gandhi's release.The above quote is taken from an article by Mt Rajinder Puri published in The Statesman, Kolkata Edition,page No 6, dated 8th Nov, 2006.
Mr Puri did not mention the date of the arrest.