District president of BJP Rishipal Pal Singh has cancelled Rishi Sharma's primary membership, a party press release said.
Accused Rishi Sharma, who carried a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his arrest, was held near Bulandshahr border in western Uttar Pradesh, Aligarh Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kalanidhi Naithani said.
Three more people who had consumed spurious liquor found dumped in a canal near Rohera village in Jawan area here have died.
In the earlier case, at least 35 people died after consuming illicit liquor while a post-mortem was also conducted on 52 others.
The cases were limited to just the Lodha block of the district on the first day but have now spread to at least four more blocks.
Locals fear the death toll can rise further as reports from several villages are still trickling in.
As many as 17 others from the same villages have also been admitted to hospitals. Some of them are stated to be critical.
Three excise department officers, including the district excise officer, an excise inspector, and a constable have been suspended.
Deaths of nearly 14 persons after allegedly consuming hooch in the last few days since the day of Holi, has sent the state government into a tizzy.
The tragedy struck a small village in Chitrakoot district on Sunday wherein five villagers died and as many were left critically ill due to consumption of spurious liquor.