Bibhav Kumar was detained by the police for five days...

S Venkateshwari

Bibhav Kumar was detained by the police for five days...

On Saturday, the tis hazari court in delhi sent Bibhav Kumar, an adviser to delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, to five days in police prison in relation to an alleged attack on AAP rajya sabha mp and former head of the delhi Women Commission, swati Maliwal. Later on Saturday, the court declared Kumar's request for anticipatory bail to be "infructuous" after he was taken into custody from Kejriwal's home on Flagstaff Road in the Civil Lines neighborhood of north Delhi. In order to examine Kumar in the assault case, the delhi police requested seven days of custody, which they presented to Metropolitan Magistrate Gaurav Goyal. But the judge gave him a five-day jail sentence.

The delhi Police's Additional Public Prosecutor (APP) stated that Kumar was detained because the complainant "is a public figure and member of Parliament" and that the prosecution was concerned that, because he had returned to the chief minister's home, Kumar might sway witnesses. Kumar's attorney, however, claimed that his client was not even notified before being brought into prison and that the entire scenario was staged. "Everything is monitored by closed-circuit television; in order to enter the office and see the cm, an appointment is required, which she lacked. The security staff filed a report regarding the security breach, he said.

In her complaint, the AAP mp claims that on May 13, at the CM's house, Kumar "slapped" her "at least seven to eight times" without causing her any harm and "brutally dragged" her while "kicking" her, causing her to fall and bang her head on a table. In a countercomplaint, Kumar claims that Maliwal used abusive language and forced his way onto the CM's property. Under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force with the purpose to outrage modesty), 506 (criminal intimidation), 509 (insulting a woman's modesty), and 323 (voluntarily causing harm), the delhi police on thursday filed an FIR against Kumar.

AAP spokesman Atishi claimed that Maliwal was dispatched to Kejriwal's home by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as part of a plot to make "false accusations" against the chief minister of Delhi. This claim set off a political slugfest. The claim has been rejected by the saffron party.

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