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Bibhav Kumar, CM Arvind Kejriwal’s Aide, ‘Arrested’ In Swati Maliwal ‘Assault’ Case

Bibhav Kumar, who used to be the personal secretary for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, was arrested by Delhi Police on Saturday. This was related to an alleged assault on AAP MP Swati Maliwal. Kumar was taken out through the back gate of the Chief Minister’s residence.

This arrest happened two days after Delhi Police filed a case against Kumar. Swati Maliwal had complained that Kumar slapped her 7–8 times and kicked her in the chest and stomach repeatedly when she visited the Chief Minister’s residence on May 13.

Maliwal claimed that Bibhav continued to assault her brutally even after she told him she was on her period.

On Friday, the Delhi Police took Maliwal to Arvind Kejriwal’s residence to recreate the crime scene. Her statement was also recorded by a magistrate at the Tis Hazari court.

Meanwhile, Bibhav Kumar filed a counter-complaint with the Civil Lines police station, claiming that Maliwal “forcefully and unauthorizedly” entered the Chief Minister’s residence.

He also alleged that the former Delhi Commission for Women chairperson tried to “create a ruckus and assault” him. Kumar claimed that the Rajya Sabha MP intended to harm the AAP chief, and he strongly “objected.”

Delhi minister Atishi on Friday dismissed the assault allegations made by AAP Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s personal assistant, Bibhav Kumar, calling them baseless and untrue. She claimed it was a ‘conspiracy’ by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

At a press conference about the incident, Atishi said that the BJP has been ‘rattled’ ever since Delhi CM Kejriwal was granted bail.

“Swati Maliwal was the face and pawn of this conspiracy. They intended to accuse the CM, but since he was not there at the time, he was saved. After that, Swati Maliwal accused Bibhav Kumar,” she told the media.

 

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