'First time in country's history': AAP slams BJP for Arvind Kejriwal's arrest

Arvind Kejriwal arrested : This is the first time a sitting chief minister has been arrestedin the history of Independent India.

'First time in country's history': AAP slams BJP for Arvind Kejriwal's arrest

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was arrested on Thursday night after a 12-member team of the Enforcement Directorate reached his official residence with a search warrant in the Delhi liquor policy case.

The probe agency has begun its first round of questioning the chief minister. After his arrest, the AAP said Mr Kejriwal will continue as the chief minister and discharge his duties from jail. "Arvind Kejriwal is and will remain the Chief Minister of Delhi... there are no two ways about it," said AAP leader Atishi.

The party has announced nationwide protests against the arrest. AAP leaders will be protesting outside the BJP headquarters in Delhi, where security has been stepped up and Section 144 is in place. Paramilitary personnel in riot gear have been deployed to quell any protests. All roads leading to AAP's office in Delhi have been blocked.

This is the first time a sitting chief minister has been arrested in the history of Independent India. Two leaders of Mr Kejriwal's party AAP -- Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh -- have already been arrested by the probe agency in the case. The chief minister was summoned nine times by the probe agency but repeatedly refused to appear before it, calling the summons illegal.