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Swati Maliwal assault case: New video shows AAP MP escorted out of Arvind Kejriwal's home
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Photo courtesy: Screenshot grab from AAP X video

Swati Maliwal assault case: New video shows AAP MP escorted out of Arvind Kejriwal's home

| @indiablooms | 18 May 2024, 11:17 am

New Delhi/IBNS: A new video shared by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on its X handle showed party MP Swati Maliwal, who has accused Arvind Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar of assaulting her, was escorted out of the Delhi Chief Minister's residence.

The video, which has not been verified by IBNS independently, shows Maliwal was taken out of the residence by security and cops.

Maliwal was seen trying to get rid of the security people and walked out of the residence.

A police team on Friday took Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal to Arvind Kejriwal's residence in the Civil Lines area, where she was allegedly assaulted by the Delhi Chief Minister's aide Bibhav Kumar.

Maliwal was taken to the house to 'recreate the crime scene', according to reports.

A Delhi Police team, accompanied by five forensic scientists, had visited the house. The four-member team was led by Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Anjitha Chepyala.

The forensic team, which first came with the cops, returned with Maliwal.

The team collected CCTV footage from the living room where Maliwal has claimed that she was slapped seven times and kicked in the chest.

The AAP leader was allegedly assaulted by Kumar at the Chief Minister's residence on Monday as she was waiting to meet Kejriwal.

The police have also recorded witness statements and spoke to Kejriwal's security staff, including those seen arguing with the AAP leader in blurry mobile phone footage of the stand-off leaked online this morning, media reports said.

A police case was filed against Kumar last night based on Maliwal's statement, which was recorded hours earlier. The Kejriwal aide faces charges that include assault and criminal intimidation.

In the complaint, Maliwal narrated the sequence of events at the Chief Minister's residence where she was waiting in the drawing room to meet Kejriwal.

Maliwal wrote as quoted by media, "I was informed that he (Kejriwal) was present in the house and I was told to wait in the drawing room. I went into the drawing room and sat on the sofa and was waiting for the CM, when suddenly, the PS of the CM, Bibhav Kumar barged into the room.

"He started screaming at me without any provocation and even started abusing me. I was stunned…and I reacted by telling him to stop talking to me like this and to call the CM,"

Maliwal added, "He slapped me seven to eight times at least while I continued screaming…In order to protect me, I pushed him away with my legs. At that time, he pounced on me, brutally dragged me and deliberately pulled my shirt up. My shirt buttons opened and my shirt flew up. I landed on the floor while hitting my head on the centre table…

"Bibhav Kumar did not relent and attacked me by kicking me in my chest, stomach and pelvis areas with his leg… I was in extreme pain and kept asking him to stop… I repeatedly told him that I am having my periods and that he should please let go of me as I am in extreme pain."

Kumar was issued a notice by the National Commission for Women to appear this morning, but he failed to do so. A second summons has been issued.

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