Calling Law Minister Jitendra Singh Tomar's arrest in an alleged fake degree case as 'totally unconstitutional', Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said it was an attempt by Modi government to 'teach AAP a lesson' and asserted no one involved in corruption will be spared.

"Attempts are being made to create an Emergency-like situation in Delhi through dictatorship as we have come down hard on those involved in corruption," added Sisodia.

Accusing the police of treating Tomar as a 'mafia', he cited they forcibly put him into a car without giving any specific reason and seized his vehicle, before bringing him to the police station.

"Tomar was arrested as if he was a 'mafia'. Was he running away? Did he set off a bomb? What was the emergency, especially when a scam is being reopened? There's a deep underlying reason behind his arrest," Sisodia told reporters.

Tomar was arrested earlier in the day on charges of cheating and fraud in obtaining his law degree. The arrest of 49-year-old Tomar, MLA from Trinagar and a first time minister, came in the midst of a running battle between the AAP government and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung over the powers of Delhi government.

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