The deputy chief minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, was detained by the federal police of India on suspicion of corruption.
Hours of questioning regarding alleged violations of the city's alcohol policy led to the arrest.
After police launched an investigation, the policy—which led to the opening of new booze stores—was later abandoned.
Mr. Sisodia and his Aam Aadmi Party reject the accusations and charge the ruling BJP with engaging in "dirty politics.".
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which was born out of a significant anti-corruption movement more than ten years ago, is sensitive to issues involving corruption.
It has already taken control of the state of Punjab and the capital city of Delhi and is working to establish itself as a major force in opposition to the Hindu nationalist BJP of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
According to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in India, Mr. Sisodia was detained in connection with their inquiry into Delhi's alcohol laws.
The report stated that despite being presented with evidence to the contrary, "he gave evasive answers and did not cooperate [with] the investigation.".
He has been detained as a result. ".
The AAP asserted that the arrest was the result of "political rivalry" and that the case was fabricated.
The leader of the AAP party and chief minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, claimed that Mr. Sisodia was innocent and that the arrest was the result of "dirty politics.".
Because of Manish's arrest, there is a lot of anger among the populace. Everything is being watched by people. People will react to this, Kejriwal predicted on Twitter.
"This will raise our morale. Our fight will intensify.