Swati Maliwal assault case: Bibhav Kumar to seek bail after judicial custody remand

Swati Maliwal assault case: Bibhav Kumar to seek bail after judicial custody remand
Swati Maliwal assault case: Bibhav Kumar to seek bail after judicial custody remand. (ANI Photo)
Swati Maliwal assault case: Bibhav Kumar to seek bail after judicial custody remand
Swati Maliwal assault case: Bibhav Kumar to seek bail after judicial custody remand. (ANI Photo)

Swati Maliwal assault case: Bibhav Kumar to seek bail after judicial custody remand

Swati Maliwal assault case: Bibhav Kumar to seek bail after judicial custody remand

Swati Maliwal assault case: Bibhav Kumar to seek bail after judicial custody remand

New Delhi [India], May 31 (ANI): After being remanded to 14-day judicial custody, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s aide Bibhav Kumar is planning to file a bail application in connection with the alleged assault on AAP Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal.

Advocate Sanjeev Nasiar, the head of Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) legal cell, said on Friday that an application will be filed for his bail in connection with the alleged assault on Swati Maliwal. “Bibhav Kumar has been sent to 14-day judicial custody. He will be kept in Tihar Jail. We will move the bail application soon. We are hopeful he will get bail in 2-4 days,” Sanjeev Nasiar told ANI on Friday.

Earlier in the day, Delhi’s Tiz Hazari court remanded Bibhav Kumar in 14-day judicial custody in connection with the alleged assault on Maliwal. Kumar was produced before the court after the three-day police custody granted on May 28 ended on Friday. He was arrested by the Delhi Police on May 18 in connection with the case.

While speaking to ANI on the case on Friday, AAP MP Swati Maliwal hit out at the party, alleging an attempt to portray her as a “villain” and Bibhav Kumar as a “hero” after she made assault allegations against him. Maliwal alleged victim-shaming by the party, adding that her character was “maligned” and she was left “alone in the entire battle.” “Bibhav Kumar beat me up very badly in Arvind Kejriwal’s drawing room, and as soon as I filed a complaint in this matter, the entire party’s resources and leadership were used against me. Every day I was victim-shamed, my character was maligned,” Maliwal told ANI on Friday.

She further pointed out Bibhav Kumar accompanying Kejriwal during his visit to Lucknow and Amritsar for campaigning in Lok Sabha polls. “As soon as Delhi Police arrested Vibhav Kumar, Arvind Kejriwal himself and the entire party took to the streets to protest against his arrest. An attempt was made to portray that he is the hero and I am the villain,” the AAP MP said.

Maliwal expressed confidence in the judiciary in the matter and said, “Today I have been left alone in this entire battle just because I have filed a complaint against Bibhav Kumar. I am fighting this battle alone and I will continue to fight till the end. Because I know that what I have said is the complete truth.

In this entire battle, my only hope is from the court for justice.” Maliwal lodged a formal police complaint against Bibhav Kumar on May 14, a day after the alleged assault took place. A day later, Bibhav Kumar lodged a counter-complaint with the police, accusing Maliwal of gaining ‘unauthorized entry’ into the CM’s Civil Lines residence and ‘verbally abusing’ him.

A case was filed against Bibhav Kumar, and a Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed to investigate the case based on Maliwal’s complaint. Bibhav was arrested by the Delhi Police on May 19. (ANI)

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by VoM News staff and is published from syndicated feed)

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