Swati Maliwal assault case: BJP Mahila Morcha protests near Kejriwal's residence

The NCW has summoned Bibhav Kumar on Friday

BJP Mahila Morcha protest BJP's women workers protest outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's official residence over AAP Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal assault case | PTI

Delhi BJP Mahila Morcha members staged a protest near Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence on Friday morning over the alleged assault on Aam Aadmi Party’s Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal by his aide Bibhav Kumar.

Led by Mahila Morcha president Richa Pandey Mishra, the protesters, who were carrying bangles, demanded Kejriwal's resignation. Mishra said the Mahila Morcha wanted to hand over the bangles to Kejriwal for keeping mum over the incident with Maliwal that occurred at his official residence.

The Delhi Police on Thursday registered an FIR in connection with Maliwal's alleged assault, naming Kumar, the personal assistant of Kejriwal, as an accused.

The FIR was registered after Maliwal's statement was recorded by a two-member team led by Additional Commissioner of Police P.S. Kushwaha. The team was at Maliwal's residence in central Delhi for nearly four and a half hours on Thursday.

As per the FIR, Maliwal alleged she was "slapped, hit in the stomach and kicked" by Kumar. Maliwal claimed she ran out of the CM's residence and called the police immediately after the incident. Kejriwal was present at his residence when the incident took place, she added. Maliwal broke down several times while giving the statement and sought strict action against Kumar, ANI reported. The AAP MP underwent medical check-up at All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Thursday. 

Kumar has been summoned by the National Commission for Women (NCW) on Friday over the matter. 

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