Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Sharad Chauhan was on Saturday night arrested along with seven others in connection with the alleged suicide of a woman activist.

The woman activist had accused prime suspect Ramesh Bhardwaj, who was arrested from Sonepat in Haryana, of sexual harassment before committing suicide about a couple of weeks ago. Bhardwaj was apparently a close associate of Chauhan.

The crime branch of Delhi Police has questioned both Bhardwaj and Chauhan for four days in connection with the case. A senior police officer was quoted by Press Trust of India as saying that five others, including Chauhan's associates Amit and Rajini Kanth, were arrested on Saturday night.

AAP's Ashutosh lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the central government through Twitter following the arrest.

The woman activist had consumed poison at her residence after Bhardwaj, whom she had accused of touching her inappropriately, was released on bail. She died during treatment at a hospital in Delhi on July 19.

Twelve AAP leaders have been arrested on several charges so far.