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Arvind Kejriwal has chosen his side, he believes in Bibhav Kumar: NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma on Maliwal assault case
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Arvind Kejriwal has chosen his side, he believes in Bibhav Kumar: NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma on Maliwal assault case

| @indiablooms | 17 May 2024, 12:50 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma has slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his aide Bibhav Kumar allegedly assaulting AAP MP Swati Maliwal.

Speaking to the media, Sharma said, "I think he has chosen his side. He doesn't want to be on Maliwal's side. He believes in Bibhav more than Swati Maliwal."

Sharma said NCW has asked for an Action Taken Report from police.

"If Delhi CM is involved in this, police and NCW will take action against him," the NCW chairperson said.

Maliwal, a former NCW chairperson, has recorded her statement with Delhi Police.

A case might be registered based on the statement provided to the police.

Bibhav Kumar (L) and Swati Maliwal (R) | Photo courtesy: Screenshot grab/Swati Maliwal X handleBibhav Kumar (L) and Swati Maliwal (R) | Photo courtesy: Screenshot grab/Swati Maliwal X handle

This was hours after the National Commission for Women issued a summons to Kumar.

Maliwal was assaulted by Bibhav Kumar at the Chief Minister's residence in Delhi's Civil Lines area on Monday.

AAP leader Sanjay Singh, confirming the "distressing incident" Tuesday, said she was waiting to meet the Chief Minister when Kumar "misbehaved" with her.

Delhi Police confirmed they received two calls from an unknown person within Arvind Kejriwal's residence but from a phone number registered to Maliwal alerting them to the harassment.

Maliwal later appeared at a police station in the area but left without filing a complaint.

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