Somaiya during a TV debate had alleged that out of the Rs 100 crore extortion money taken by former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh, 40% went to NCP, 40% to Shiv Sena and 20% to Congress.
The complaints had been filed before a magistrate court here by the NGO Earth, and its founder and social worker Praveen Kalme in personal capacity.
Somaiya was detained at Karad Railway Station in the Satara district of Maharashtra in the early hours of Monday.
BJP leader Kirit Somaiya said he has submitted documents to the Enforcement Directorate against Maharashtra Rural Development Minister Hasan Mushrif.
BJP leader Kirit Somaiya last week had alleged that Mushrif and his family members are involved in money laundering and have stakes in shell companies.
Somaiya had claimed he was barred from entering Kolhapur with the district authorities citing law and order as well as security concerns following his allegations of corruption against Hasan Mushrif.
The order said the police would be occupied with Ganpati immersions and it would not be possible to provide security to Somaiya.
The NCP, a key constituent of the Shiv Sena-led MVA government, hit out at Somaiya and accused him of making baseless allegations against leaders of the ruling coalition.
Sena, an ally of the BJP at the Centre and as well as at the Maharashtra Government, will be facing off each other after deciding to part ways.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis asks Kirit Somaiya not to use for politics info on money laundering
Devendra Fadnavis asked BJP MP Kirit Somaiya to approach authorities concerned with the documents alleging money laundering by Sena leaders.