AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal reportedly claims assault at Delhi CM’s residence

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On Monday, Swati Maliwal, a Member of Parliament from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), reportedly visited the Civil Lines police station in Delhi to report an alleged assault at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s house. The police confirmed that no formal complaint has been received yet regarding the incident.

Allegations of Assault on Swati Maliwal

According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) M K Meena, the police received a PCR call at 9:34 am from a woman claiming she had been assaulted at Arvind Kejriwal’s residence. Swati Maliwal later arrived at the police station but left without filing a formal complaint, stating she would return to file it later.

“After some time, MP madam came to the police station. However, she left stating she will give a complaint later,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police M K Meena.

Swati Maliwal, AAP MP, alleges assault at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's house. No formal complaint yet. Political reactions intensify.

Image for illustraton only: Swati Maliwal, AAP MP, alleges assault at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s house. No formal complaint yet. Political reactions intensify.

Details of the Incident

An officer told the Press Trust of India (PTI) that the call originated from Swati Maliwal’s phone number. She claimed she was assaulted by staff members at Arvind Kejriwal’s house. A police team from the Civil Lines station promptly reached the location. Swati Maliwal arrived at the police station at 10 am and was informed that a medical examination was necessary to file an FIR for assault. She left the station after five minutes, promising to return with the complaint.

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Political Reactions and Speculations

The incident has sparked political reactions, with BJP leader Amit Malviya suggesting a prior rift between Arvind Kejriwal and Swati Maliwal. “AAP RS MP and former DCW chief Swati Maliwal alleges that Delhi CM’s PA assaulted her. A call was made from the Delhi CM’s house. Remember, Swati Maliwal had maintained radio silence on Kejriwal’s arrest. She was not even in India at that time and didn’t return for a long time,” Malviya posted on X.

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BJP leader Bansuri Swaraj also criticized Arvind Kejriwal over the alleged assault, questioning his ability to ensure the safety of Delhi’s women. Union Minister Anurag Thakur claimed that everything was not fine within the Aam Aadmi Party. Former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi alleged that former Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash was also beaten up at Arvind Kejriwal’s house. She added that Bibhav Kumar, Arvind Kejriwal’s secretary accused of manhandling Swati Maliwal, often misbehaves and humiliates people.

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The allegations of assault against Swati Maliwal at Arvind Kejriwal’s residence have led to significant political turmoil and raised questions about the internal dynamics within the Aam Aadmi Party. As the situation unfolds, the focus remains on whether a formal complaint will be filed and how the political landscape will respond to these serious allegations.

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