Maliwal ‘assault’ case: Delhi police arrests Kejriwal’s aide Bibhav Kumar

Kumar was arrested from Delhi CM's residence

Bibhav Kumar Bibhav Kumar

The Delhi police on Saturday arrested Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s aide Bibhav Kumar from the former’s residence for allegedly assaulting AAP MP Swati Maliwal. 

The Aam Aadmi Party MP had accused Bibhav Kumar of assaulting her grievously while she visited Kejriwal’s residence recently. In the FIR registered on the complaint of Maliwal by the Delhi Police, she alleged that 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.   

Based on Maliwal’s statement, Delhi police had registered FIR under sections 354, 506, 509, and 323 of the IPC, among other sections, for offences including assault or criminal force on a woman with intent to outrage her modesty, criminal intimidation, word gesture or acts of intent to insult and assault. 

The forensic team of Delhi police visited Kejriwal's residence on Saturday and collected CCTV footages. Maliwal had alleged the CCTV recordings at the Delhi CM's residence were tampered with.

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