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Delhi Police records AAP MP Swati Maliwal's statement in assault case

Earlier on Thursday, the National Commission for Women (NCW) summoned Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar over Maliwal's allegations. His hearing is scheduled for Friday at 11 am

Police outside AAP MP Swati Maliwal's house, in New Delhi, Thursday, May 16, 2024

Police outside AAP MP Swati Maliwal's house, in New Delhi, Thursday, May 16, 2024. (Photo: PTI)

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The Delhi Police on Thursday filed an FIR in connection with the alleged assault on AAP MP Swati Maliwal at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence and named his personal assistant Bibhav Kumar as an accused, officials said.

The FIR was registered under Indian Penal Code sections pertaining to the offence of violence against women, they said.

The case was registered after Maliwal filed a multiple-page complaint.
Her statement was recorded by a two-member team of the Delhi Police at her residence in Central Delhi.
 
According to a police officer, Maliwal told police about the incident that happened at the chief minister's residence on Monday.
 
The officer said with Maliwal's statement recorded, police might register an FIR in connection with the matter.

The police team, led by by Additional Commissioner of Police P S Kushwaha, was at Maliwal's residence for more than four hours.
On Monday morning, Maliwal went to the Civil Lines police station here and alleged that a member of Kejriwal's personal staff "assaulted" her at the chief minister's official residence, police officials said. Police have not yet received a formal complaint.



 
Earlier on Thursday, the National Commission for Women (NCW) summoned Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar over Maliwal's allegations. His hearing is scheduled for Friday at 11 am.
 
On Tuesday, senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh had said that the incident with Maliwal was "highly condemnable". 

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First Published: May 16 2024 | 7:50 PM IST

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