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An assault charge against Arvind Kejriwal's assistant follows Swati Maliwal's complaint
May 17, 2024 01:00 pm

Divya Delhi: Leader of the AAP Swati Maliwal, who is at the center of a harassment case involving party chief Arvind Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar, filed a statement with Delhi Police on Thursday night following four days of quiet regarding an incident that sparked a political dispute between the opposition BJP and the ruling AAP. A case has been launched against Bibhav Kumar based on the statement, which sources claim he received at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Additionally, she stated on X in her first public statement following the argument, "What happened to me was really horrible. The past several days have been really challenging. Hours prior, Ms. Maliwal, who had been cut off from communication since the attack, was visited at her residence by a two-person police team under the command of Assistant Commissioner of Police PS Kushwaha to gather information. A case was brought against Mr. Kumar hours later; he is accused of assault and criminal intimidation. This occurred a few hours after the National Commission for Women had called him in. On Monday, Mr. Kumar attacked Ms. Maliwal at the Chief Minister's residence in the Civil Lines neighborhood of Delhi. Sanjay Singh of the AAP, who verified the "distressing incident" on Tuesday, claims that she was waiting to see the Chief Minister when Mr. Kumar "misbehaved" with her. The police verified that they were notified of the harassment by two calls from an unidentified individual inside Arvind Kejriwal's home, but from a phone number that belonged to Ms. Maliwal. Later, Ms. Maliwal showed up at a local police station, but she departed without reporting anything.