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Arvind Kejriwal’s PA Bibhav Kumar booked for Swati Maliwal's 'assault': Know about IPC sections levied on him

The Delhi Police registered a case against Kejriwal's PA on Thursday and started an investigation into the alleged assault against Swati Maliwal.

Edited By: Ashesh Mallick @asheshmallick07 New Delhi Updated on: May 17, 2024 13:18 IST
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Image Source : PTI Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwals personal assistant Bibhav Kumar

Swati Maliwal assault case: The Delhi Police has registered a case in connection with Swati Maliwal’s assault allegedly by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Personal Assistant (PA) Bibhav Kumar. The police have used various sections of the Indian Penal Code against Kumar who allegedly abused and beat Maliwal when she went to meet the Chief Minister on May 13 at his residence.

Soon after the alleged assault, Maliwal had called up the Delhi Police, however, did not file an official complaint. The Delhi Police reached her residence yesterday to record her statement on the matter, after which the police lodged an FIR, making Kumar as an accused.

The police have slapped various sections of the IPC against Kumar.

What are these sections?

  • Section 354: Assault or criminal force on a woman with intent to outrage her modesty -- Whoever assaults or uses criminal force to any woman, intending to outrage or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby outrage her modesty, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which shall not be less than one year but which may extend to five years, and shall also be liable to fine.
  • Section 506: Punishment for criminal intimidation -- Whoever commits, the offence of criminal intimidation shall be punished with imprison-ment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both; If threat be to cause death or grievous hurt, etc.— And if the threat be to cause death or grievous hurt, or to cause the destruction of any property by fire, or to cause an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years, or to impute, unchastity to a woman, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, or with fine, or with both.
  • Section 509: Word gesture or act of intent to insult -- Whoever, intending to insult the modesty of any woman, utters any word, makes any sound or gesture, or exhibits any object, intending that such word or sound shall be heard, or that such gesture or object shall be seen, by such woman, or intrudes upon the privacy of such woman, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, and also with fine.
  • Section 323: Assault -- Whoever, except in the case provided for by section 334, voluntarily causes hurt, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.
  • Section 308: Attempt to commit culpable homicide -- Whoever does any act with such intention or knowledge and under such circumstances that, if he by that act caused death, he would be guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both; and, if hurt is caused to any person by such act, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, or with fine, or with both.
  • Section 341: Punishment for wrongful restraint -- Whoever wrongfully restrains any person shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.
  • Section 354B: Assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe -- Any man who assaults or uses criminal force to any woman or abets such act with the intention of disrobing or compelling her to be naked, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which shall not be less than three years but which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.

The Delhi Police has constituted over a dozen teams to search and trace Bibhav Kumar.

“The team of Special Cell and Crime Branch of Delhi Police started searching for Bibhav. They are tracing his location. The counter intelligence team of Special Cell also started searching for him. More than a dozen teams have started searching for Bibhav,” sources said.

Maliwal was taken to AIIMS Delhi last night for a medical examination. Maliwal underwent a medical test for about three hours at night, in which X-ray and CT scan were done. Her medical report will come today. Swati has suffered internal injuries on her face.

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