Court Denies Bail to Arvind Kejriwal’s Aide in Assault Case

On Friday, a court dismissed the bail plea of Bibhav Kumar, an aide to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who faces 'grave and serious' charges of allegedly assaulting AAP MP Swati Maliwal. The court cited concerns about witness tampering and ongoing threats to the victim’s security.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 07-06-2024 22:17 IST | Created: 07-06-2024 22:17 IST
Court Denies Bail to Arvind Kejriwal’s Aide in Assault Case
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In a significant development, a court on Friday dismissed the bail plea of Bibhav Kumar, an aide to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Kumar faces serious charges of allegedly assaulting Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal on May 13 at the Chief Minister's residence.

The court highlighted that the investigation was in its initial stages and expressed concerns about the safety of the victim and her family, who have been receiving continuous threats. The court further noted the possibility of Kumar tampering with the witnesses.

Judge Ekta Gauba Mann, who heard the plea, stated, 'There is also every apprehension that applicant or accused Bibhav Kumar would influence the witnesses, if at liberty.' Consequently, the bail application was dismissed, emphasizing the gravity of the allegations against Kumar.

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