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Swati Maliwal alleges video released by AAP was edited

A couple of videos from the chief minister's residence from the day of the incident have surfaced on social media, one showed Maliwal having an argument with security personnel, while the other showed her walking out of the CM's residence in the Civil Lines.

Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Updated on: May 18, 2024 23:37 IST
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal
Image Source : PTI Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal

Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal on Saturday alleged that the video, which the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) released yesterday, was edited saying only 50 seconds of the clip was released when she had got frustrated trying to convince the security people.

Taking to social media platform X, Swati Maliwal said, "First Bibhav beat me mercilessly. Slapped and kicked. When I freed myself and called 112, I went outside, called security, and they started making the video. I was screaming and telling the security that Bibhav had beaten me very brutally. That entire long part of the video was edited. Only 50 seconds were released when I was frustrated trying to convince the security people. Now they have formatted the phone and deleted the entire video? CCTV footage also missing! Even conspiracy has its limits!"

Swati Maliwal's remark has come at a time when Bibhav Kumar is being produced in a Delhi court as the Delhi Police is seeking his 7-day custody.

Presenting its arguments in the court, the Delhi Police said that they asked for the DVR, that was provided in a pen drive... the footage was found to be blank. An iPhone has been given to the Police, but now the accused is not sharing the password. The phone has been formatted.

On Friday, Aam Aadmi Party released a video named "Swati Ka Sach" concerning its own MP Swati Maliwal who recently alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Personal Assistant (PA) Bibhav Kumar abused and assaulted her at the CM residence.

BJP accuses AAP of circulating 'edited' videos 

Earlier today, the Delhi BJP accused AAP leaders of circulating "edited" videos to tarnish the image of their own party MP Swati Maliwal, who has accused an aide of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of assaulting her.

It is regrettable that "edited" videos are being circulated on social media groups since Friday in an attempt to "defame" Maliwal who is a member of the Aam Aadmi Party, Delhi BJP president Virendra Sachdeva claimed.

Earlier in the day, the Delhi Police arrested Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar who has been accused by Maliwal of assaulting her at the CM's residence on Monday.

"Now that the entire Aam Aadmi Party is tarnishing the image of Swati Maliwal, it's time Kejriwal comes forward and speaks on the matter," Sachdeva said.

The AAP has accused Maliwal of lying and becoming a part of the BJP conspiracy to frame Kejriwal in a fake case in the midst of elections. Sachdeva said now that Kejriwal's aide has been arrested by police, many "dirty pages" of AAP's politics will become public.

If the AAP is trying to implicate Maliwal by circulating "edited" videos, it would be better for the Delhi Police to immediately take possession of the complete CCTV footage of the chief minister's residence, Sachdeva said.

He charged that Maliwal is not the first woman leader of the AAP that the party has defamed. Earlier, they also raised questions about Kiran Bedi, Shazia Ilmi and Richa Pandey who have all left the AAP, Sachdeva added.

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