Allegations of Misconduct Surface

A day after former Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal reported an incident of assault at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) acknowledged that one of Kejriwal’s aides had behaved inappropriately towards her.

Admission by AAP

In a statement issued on Tuesday, AAP MP Sanjay Singh confirmed that Swati Maliwal was subjected to misconduct by Arvind Kejriwal’s personal assistant, Bibhav Kumar, while she was waiting to meet the Chief Minister at his residence.Swati Maliwal, a senior AAP leader and Rajya Sabha member, visited the Civil Lines police station to report the incident, alleging that she was assaulted by Bibhav Kumar. However, she did not file an official complaint.

Response from AAP

AAP MP Sanjay Singh condemned the incident and assured that Arvind Kejriwal had taken note of the matter and would take appropriate action against the individual involved. The Delhi Police confirmed that Swati Maliwal had called the PCR number to report the assault by Bibhav Kumar. However, she left the police station without filing a formal complaint after being informed about the requirement for a medical examination in assault cases.

Political Backlash

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) criticized AAP and Arvind Kejriwal, labeling the Chief Minister’s residence as a “boxing ring” and drawing parallels with a previous incident involving former Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash.

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