Swati Maliwal lodges police complaint over alleged assault at Delhi CM House

Published on: May 15, 2024 21:52IST

As per the sources, AAP Rajya Sabha MP and former DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal has lodged a police complaint in the alleged assault case at Delhi CM House.

It is reporetd that Additional CP Pramod Kushwaha and Additional DCP reached the residence of Maliwal and stayed for more than four hours. During this, the AAP MP gave a detailed complaint of around two pages regarding the incident.

Arvind Kejriwal’s private secretary Bibhav Kumar’s name is mentioned in the complaint. The team will register the FIR soon after having legal discussions, the top Delhi Police sources added. The National Commission for Women (NCW) summoned Bibhav Kumar on Friday in connection with the alleged assault on Swati Maliwal. “The National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken suo moto cognizance of a media post captioned ‘DCW chief Swati Maliwal accuses Arvind Kejriwal’s personal secretary of assaulting her’.

Alka Lamba, All India Mahila Congress President said that Swati Maliwal is a strong woman who would come forward and take the legal route on the issue. “In the case of Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal, after the press conference of AAP leader Sanjay Singh ji, it has been confirmed that some unpleasant incident has happened with Swati Maliwal ji in the CM residence, and her party stands strongly with her. Swati Maliwal is a strong and aware woman, I am confident that she will come forward and take the legal route and fight for justice,” she added.

Today when reporters asked Kejriwal, during a joint press conference with SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, about the alleged assault on AAP Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal, the AAP supremo refused to answer any questions. During the press conference when the issue was raised, Akhilesh Yadav brushed aside the question saying “There are other issues that are more important than this.” It was then left to AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh to defend his party.

The AAP MP accused the BJP of playing political games on the issue and alleged that the BJP had been behind Swati Maliwal being dragged and manhandled by Delhi police during the wrestlers’ protest at Jantar Mantar. “Aam Aadmi Party is our family. The party has taken a clear stand on this issue…Can they answer the case of Swati Maliwal, when she went to fight for justice for women wrestlers at Jantar Mantar, they made the police drag and beat her up. Don’t play political games on this,” Singh said speaking to reporters.

The BJP accused the AAP of failing to act against Bibhav Kumar the PA to Arvind Kejriwal who was allegedly behind the assault on Maliwal. Sharing a picture of Bibhav with Arvind Kejriwal at the Lucknow airport the BJP questioned the AAP for not acting against him despite an assurance from party MP Sanjay Singh.

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