Updated May 31st, 2024 at 18:15 IST

Arvind Kejriwal's Aide Bibhav Kumar Sent To 14-Day Judicial Custody

Arvind Kejriwal's Aide Bibhav Kumar Sent To 14-Day Judicial Custody

Reported by: Isha Bhandari
Swati Maliwal Assault Case: Bibhav Kumar reaches Tis Hazari Court | Image:Republic
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New Delhi: In the Swati Maliwal assault case, Arvind Kejriwal's Aide Bibhav Kumar has been sent to 14-Day judicial custody. Kumar, personal assistant to Kejriwal, allegedly assaulted Maliwal at the chief minister's official reidence on May 13.

Metropolitan Magistrate Gaurav Goyal allowed the Delhi Police’s plea seeking judicial custody for Kumar, who was produced before him on expiry of his three- day police custody.

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Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court has reserved its order on maintainability of Kumar's plea challenging his arrest.

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

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

He was sent to four-day judicial custody last Friday.

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

With PTI inputs 

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Published May 31st, 2024 at 16:44 IST