Former MP assembly speaker Sriniwas Tiwari and three others were arrested for their alleged role in irregularities related to appointments in the state assembly secretariat during Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's rule.
All the four, however, were released as they had secured anticipatory bail. Former additional secretary Ramesh Chandra Upadhyay, former under secretary Shyamlal Chaturvedi and lower division clerk Badri Prasad were the three other accused.
City Superintendent of Police (CSP) Saleem Khan, who is probing the case, said a police team went to Tiwari's house in Rewa town on Wednesday and arrested him. "As he was granted anticipatory bail by the Supreme Court, he was released on furnishing a personal bond," Khan told HT.
Meanwhile, Tiwari claimed he had been falsely implicated by the BJP-led state government as part of a political conspiracy.
After a complaint lodged by deputy secretary of assembly secretariat SL Maithli, the Jehangirabad police on February 28 had registered a case in this connection.
The alleged irregularities were said to have taken place between 1993 and 2003. Nineteen of the total 22 accused have been arrested so far and efforts were on to nab the remaining accused, Khan said.