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Swati Maliwal assault case: Delhi Police add 'disappearing evidence' charge against Bibhav Kumar

Delhi Police has added the IPC section for "disappearing evidence and giving false information" against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar in the Swati Maliwal assault case.

Written by  Shgun S -- June 10th 2024 01:43 PM
Swati Maliwal assault case: Delhi Police add 'disappearing evidence' charge against Bibhav Kumar

Swati Maliwal assault case: Delhi Police add 'disappearing evidence' charge against Bibhav Kumar

Swati Maliwal assault case: The Delhi Police has added the IPC section for "disappearing evidence and giving false information" against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar in the Swati Maliwal assault case.

Bibhav Kumar is accused of assaulting Maliwal at the chief minister's official residence on May 13.


The official stated that Section 201 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) (causing the removal of evidence of wrongdoing or providing false information to screen perpetrators) was added to the case.

He said that Section 201 carries a provision for imprisonment equal to one-sixth of the punishment assessed for the most serious offence in the crime.

The FIR against Kumar was filed on May 16 under IPC provisions relating to criminal intimidation, assault or criminal force on a woman with the intent to disrobe, and attempted culpable homicide.

Swati Maliwal, a former chief of the Delhi Commission for Women, claimed Kumar attacked her with full force, slapping and kicking her when she went to meet Kejriwal.

According to a senior police officer, Kumar's cell phone was formatted when he was arrested at Kejriwal's house on May 18.

He visited Mumbai before returning to Delhi.

Kumar was taken to Mumbai twice by the police. He is suspected of formatting his phone in Mumbai but did not reveal where he did it or who he shared the data with, according to the officer.

Kumar refused to cooperate with the investigation while in police custody, he said.

Another police official stated that three CCTV DVRs (digital video recorders) were recovered from Kejriwal's home: two from cameras set at the entrance and one outside the drawing room.

The DVRs were submitted to the forensic science laboratory because it was suspected that they had been tampered with. The reports were awaited, he stated.

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