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Swati Maliwal responds to Arvind Kejriwal's 'fair probe' remark on assault case, says 'I don’t buy this...'

Maliwal has alleged she was "assaulted" by Kejriwal's personal assistant Bibhav Kumar when she went to meet the chief minister on May 13. The police have registered a case and arrested Kumar in connection with it.

Edited By: Raju Kumar @rajudelhi123 New Delhi Updated on: May 22, 2024 20:41 IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP MP Swati
Image Source : PTI Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP MP Swati Maliwal

Hours after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday broke his silence over AAP MP Swati Maliwal's alleged assault, saying he expects a fair investigation into the matter, the former DCW chairperson hits back at him in a post on x. 

"After unleashing the entire army of leaders and volunteers at me, calling me a BJP agent, assassinating my character, leaking edited videos, victim shaming me, roaming around with the accused, letting him re-enter the crime scene and tamper pieces of evidence and protesting in favour of the accused, the Chief Minister, in whose drawing-room I was beaten up, has finally said that he wants free and fair investigation in the matter.     Irony died a thousand deaths. I don’t buy this one bit," said Maliwal on X.

Want fair probe as incident has two versions: Kejriwal

In his first reaction to the assault case at his official residence, Kejriwal said he expects a fair investigation into the matter and justice should be served. The chief minister said the matter is currently "sub-judice" and his comment might affect the proceedings.

"But I expect there will be a fair investigation. Justice should be served. There are two versions of the event. Police should investigate both versions fairly and justice should be done," Kejriwal said.

His aide Bibhav Kumar, who is facing charges of assaulting Maliwal at the CM's residence on May 13, is currently in five-day police custody in connection with the case.

Earlier in the day, Maliwal alleged that there is a "lot of pressure" on everyone in the party to malign her. 

Kejriwal's parents likey to be questioned by police

Kejriwal in a post on X hinted that his parents are likely to be questioned. However, he did not mentioned the context of his post.

"Tomorrow Delhi Police will come to interrogate my old and sick parents," his post read.

"Yesterday I got a call from a big leader of the party. They told me how there is a lot of pressure on everyone, they have to say bad things against Swati, they have to break her by leaking her personal photos. It is being said that anyone who supports her will be expelled from the party," the Rajya Sabha MP said in a post on X.

"Someone has got the duty of doing press conference and someone has got the duty of tweeting. It is someone's duty to call the volunteers sitting in America and get something out against me," she added.

On Tuesday, Kumar was taken to Mumbai for the discovery of data from his phone which he had allegedly formatted before his arrest. Police suspect Kumar formatted his phone after transferring its data to some person or device in Mumbai.

Kumar's phones and laptop as well as CCTV recordings from Kejriwal's house have been sent for forensic examination, an officer said. As Kumar's police custody is ending on Thursday, investigators are trying to collect all evidence related to the case, he said.

Also read: Swati Maliwal assault case: Delhi police to record statements from CM Arvind Kejriwal's family

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