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Swati Maliwal Assault Case: CCTV footage may have been tampered with, says Delhi Police

Delhi Police said on Sunday that CCTV footage from the May 13 incident, in which AAP MP Swati Maliwal was allegedly assaulted at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence, may have been tampered with.

Written by  Shgun S -- May 19th 2024 11:55 AM
Swati Maliwal Assault Case: CCTV footage may have been tampered with, says Delhi Police

Swati Maliwal Assault Case: CCTV footage may have been tampered with, says Delhi Police

Swati Maliwal Assault Case: Delhi Police said on Sunday that CCTV footage from the May 13 incident, in which AAP MP Swati Maliwal was allegedly assaulted at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence, may have been tampered with.

The police claimed that the main accused, Bibhav Kumar, may have tampered with the footage. In its remand note, police stated that a chunk of the CCTV footage from the Chief Minister's residence is blank.


Taking to social media, Maliwal also stressed this point and said "There was a time when he hit the streets to get justice for Nirbhaya. Twelve years later, they are hitting the streets to save an accused who deleted CCTV footage and formatted the phone."

"I wish they had tried so hard for Manish Sisodia. If he was here, maybe something so bad would not have happened to me."

Sisodia, Delhi's former Deputy Chief Minister, has been in jail for more than a year due to the Delhi liquor policy case.

Police have stated that they have not received the Digital Video Recorder so that they can scan the May 13 footage as part of their investigations. The Public Works Department manages the CCTV cameras at the Chief Minister's house. According to the remand note, a junior engineer from the department provided police with one video on a pen drive that was found blank. The investigation found that the junior engineer does not have access to the DVR, the report states.

Chief Minister Kejriwal's close aide, Bibhav Kumar, has been arrested and held in police custody for five days.

According to Delhi Police, the accused is not cooperating with the investigation. They claim he spent nine years as the Chief Minister's personal secretary and can tamper with evidence and influence witnesses. 

According to the remand note, Bibhav Kumar was appointed as the Chief Minister's personal secretary in February 2015 before being removed in April of this year for hindering a public servant's duties in 2007. Police are currently investigating why he was still working at the Chief Minister's residence.

- With inputs from agencies

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