Nationalist Congress Party legislator from Pachora, Maharashtra, Dilip Wagh, who was booked for allegedly raping a girl, was arrested in Mumbai on Saturday after getting suspended from the party.
The party also asked the state government to conduct an in-depth inquiry into the incident.
Wagh, a legislator from Pachora in Jalgaon district, and his personal assistant Mahesh Mali were booked by police on Friday for allegedly raping the 20-year-old girl.
"Maharashtra NCP President Madhukar Pichad suspended the legislator and has asked the government to conduct an in-depth inquiry into the incident," party spokesperson Madan Bafna said in Mumbai.
According to the complaint, Wagh, along with Mali asked the Aurangabad-based girl to come to Nashik on Thursday, promising her a job, and allegedly raped her at a guest house there, they said.
Meanwhile, Wagh claimed that the allegations were part of a political conspiracy hatched by his rivals against him.
Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil had on Friday said that a case had been registered against the MLA.
"All are equal before the law and police would conduct the probe in an impartial manner," the NCP leader said.