Swati Maliwal ’assaulted’ inside Arvind Kejriwal’s house: 2 PCR calls made, no complaint – What we know so far

Several media outlets, citing sources, have reported that a “lady caller”, purportedly Swati Maliwal, placed two PCR calls from the Chief Minister's residence, alleging that she was 'assaulted' by Bibhav Kumar. Maliwal is an AAP MP in the Rajya Sabha and former DCW chief.

Written By Akriti Anand
Updated13 May 2024
AAP Rajya Sabha MP and former Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Swati Maliwal.
AAP Rajya Sabha MP and former Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Swati Maliwal.(PTI)

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders have claimed that Swati Maliwal, a Rajya Sabha MP from the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP), alleged on Monday that she was assaulted by Bibhav Kumar, the personal assistant to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. 

Several media outlets, citing sources, have reported that a “lady caller", purportedly Swati Maliwal, placed two PCR calls from the Chief Minister's residence, alleging that she was 'assaulted' by Bibhav Kumar. Maliwal is an AAP MP in the Rajya Sabha and former Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief.

Here's all we know about the matter as of now:

1. What Delhi Police said?

Neither Swati Maliwal nor the police have made any official statement on the alleged incident yet. However, some officials told the news agency PTI that AAP MP Swati Maliwal went to the Civil Lines police station on Monday and alleged that a member of Arvind Kejriwal's personal staff misbehaved with her.

Meanwhile, sources in the Delhi Police told news agency ANI that Maliwal had made a PCR call twice from the chief minister's residence, alleging that she was 'assaulted' by Kejriwal's personal assistant, Bibhav Kumar.

“A PCR call was received around 9.34 in the morning, in which the lady caller said that she was assaulted inside the CM house," DCP (North) Manoj Meena said, adding that the SHO of the local police responded to the call and reached the spot.

“After some time, MP madam (Maliwal) visited the Civil Lines police station. However, she left soon after saying she would file a complaint later. Till now we have not received any written complaint in this matter, ” Meena added.

Source said a Delhi Police team reached the CM's residence after acting on Maliwal's complaint over the phone. However, the team did not find her there.

3. What do BJP leaders claim?

Bansuri Swaraj, the BJP's candidate from New Delhi, said, "We got shameful news today that after getting instigated by Arvind Kejriwal, his OSD [officer on Special Duty] has beaten and misbehaved with one of their party's MP Swati Maliwal."

"She also made a call to the Delhi Police and complained regarding the same. The incident took place in the presence of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal at his residence...," Swaraj said.

Meanwhile, BJP's IT cell chief Amit Malviya posted on X, “Remember, Swati Maliwal had maintained radio silence on Kejriwal’s arrest. She was, in fact not even in India at that time and didn’t return for a long time.”

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