Delhi Police Arrests Kejriwal’s Aide Bibhav Kumar In Swati Maliwal Assault Case

Delhi Police Arrests Kejriwal’s Aide Bibhav Kumar In Swati Maliwal Assault Case

Delhi CM Kejriwal's aide, Bibhav Kumar filed a written complaint against Maliwal, alleging unauthorized entry, verbal abuse, threats, and the possibility of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) involvement in the matter.

Rahul MUpdated: Saturday, May 18, 2024, 01:10 PM IST
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Delhi Police on Saturday arrested Arvind Kejriwal’s close aide Bihav Kumar in the Swati Maliwal Assault case. The former personal secretary of Kejriwal, Kumar was taken out of the back gate of the CM's residence.

This comes soon after Kumar sent an email to Delhi police stating that he is ready to cooperate and join the investigation.

Earlier, in her complaint Maliwal had alleged that Kejriwal's Personal Secretary Bibhav Kumar "slapped" her "atleast seven to eight times" while she "continued screaming" and "brutally dragged" her while "kicking" her in her "chest, stomach and pelvis area." The Medico-Legal report from the Jay Prakash Narayan Trauma Centre at AIIMS showed that Swati Maliwal had bruises over her left leg and her right cheek.

The report stated that Swati Maliwal had a bruise of the size of 3x2 centimetre over the "proximal left leg dorsal aspect" and another bruise of the size of 2x2 centimetre over her "right cheek below her right eye".

AAP posted a set of videos on its X account saying, "This video exposes the truth behind Swati Maliwal's allegations." The voice-over in the video released by the AAP accuses Maliwal of staging a drama. 

The voiceover on the video says "Swati Maliwal can be seen being taken out by the security staff of CM's residence and neither she is limping nor any head injuries can be seen. Her clothes are also not torn which she claimed in her complaint. In the second video, which is of four days after the incident she can be seen staging a drama and she even started limping after the FIR got registered. A wheelchair is also brought for her. What kind of a game is this?"

Meanwhile, Delhi Minister and AAP leader Atishi on Saturday claimed that Swati Maliwal filed the assault FIR against Arvind Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar at the behest of the ruling BJP.

The AAP leader said that the former DCW chief was being used as a 'pawn' and was made to 'hatch this conspiracy' using an old Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) case as leverage.

"The way Enforcement Directorate, Central Bureau of Investigation, anti-corruption bureau, Income tax dept, Economic Offences Wing were used to blackmail opposition leaders and make them join BJP, similarly in Swati Maliwal case also same formula was used. There is a case against Swati Maliwal by the Anti-Corruption Bureau, FIR has been made and the probe is underway using this, Swati Maliwal was made to hatch this conspiracy and was used as a pawn," Atishi told.

She further said to conduct an unbiased probe alleging that Swati Maliwal had been in touch with BJP leaders.

"There should be an unbiased probe on who was in contact with whom, Swati Maliwali met all BJP members and when what conversation they had on call and WhatsApp," Atishi added.

Delhi CM Kejriwal's aide, Bibhav Kumar filed a written complaint against Maliwal, alleging unauthorized entry, verbal abuse, threats, and the possibility of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) involvement in the matter.

Notably, the Vigilance Department had last month terminated the service of Bibhav Kumar, personal assistant (PA) to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, over a pending criminal case.

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