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Swati Maliwal Assault Case: Delhi Police Seizes CCTV DVR From CM Arvind Kejriwal's Residence While AAP Stages Protest

Nishtha Anushree

May 19, 2024, 02:41 PM | Updated 02:41 PM IST

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal (Pic Via Twitter)
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal (Pic Via Twitter)

Delhi Police on Sunday (19 May) seized the CCTV DVR from the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal a day after his personal secretary Bibhav Kumar was arrested for allegedly assaulting Swati Maliwal.

A team of Delhi Police including Additional DCP Anjitha Chepyala and Station House Officer Civil Lines arrived at Kejriwal's residence in the afternoon while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was staging a protest.

Yesterday, Kejriwal announced that he would be marching to the BJP headquarters with AAP leaders in opposition to the 'ruling party jailing' many AAP leaders like Manish Sisodia, Satyendra Jain and Kejriwal himself.

The Delhi Police had imposed section 144 and did not allow any protest. Some of the AAP leaders were detained who did not follow police instructions.

DCP Delhi Central, Harsha Vardhan Mandava said, "We stopped them as 144 CrPC has been implemented and we asked them to disperse, adequate police arrangements are in place."

AAP Rajya Sabha MP Maliwal had alleged that Kumar slapped her seven to eight times and kicked her in the pelvic area at CM's residence. The medical report confirmed bruises.

Soon Kumar was arrested by the Delhi Police and in a late-night hearing yesterday (18 May), he was sent to five days of police custody. Earlier, his plea for interim protection was rejected by Delhi's Tis Hazari court.

Nishtha Anushree is Senior Sub-editor at Swarajya. She tweets at @nishthaanushree.

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