Updated May 28th, 2024 at 21:07 IST

Breaking: Bibhav Kumar Sent to Police Custody for 3 Days

Tis Hazari Court in the national capital on Tuesday sent primary accused in the Swati Maliwal assault case Bibhav Kumar to police custody for three days.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Tis Hazari Court has sent Bibhav Kumar to police custody for three days. | Image:PTI
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New Delhi: Tis Hazari Court in the national capital on Tuesday sent primary accused in the Swati Maliwal assault case Bibhav Kumar to police custody for three days, Republic has learnt. He will be presented in the court on 31 May 2024.

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal’s aide Bibhav Kumar has been accused of assaulting sitting Rajya Sabha member Swati Maliwal at the chief minister's official residence on May 13.

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While the Delhi Police had sought five days' custody of the accused, Metropolitan Magistrate Gaurav Goyal sent Kumar to the custody till May 31.

Kumar’s counsel opposed the Delhi Police's plea for his custodial interrogation, claiming it had no evidence.

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On Monday, Kumar’s bail plea was dismissed by a sessions court, which had said there appeared no "pre-meditation" by Maliwal in lodging the FIR and that her allegations could not be "swiped away".

Kumar was arrested on May 18. He was sent to police custody for five days on the same day by a magisterial court, which observed that his anticipatory bail plea had become infructuous because of his arrest. Last Friday, he was sent to four days' judicial custody.

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The FIR against Kumar was registered on May 16 under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including for criminal intimidation, assault or criminal force on a woman with the intent to disrobe and attempt to commit culpable homicide. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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Published May 28th, 2024 at 18:25 IST