Delhi Police adds fresh section against Bibhav Kumar in 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 AAP MP Swati Maliwal’s assault case, an official said on Monday.

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

The official said Section 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was added in the case.

Section 201 carries a provision for imprisonment of one-sixth of the punishment awarded for the biggest offence in the crime, he added.

The FIR against Kumar was registered on May 16 under provisions of the IPC such as those related to criminal intimidation, assault or criminal force on a woman with the intent to disrobe, and attempt to commit culpable homicide.

Maliwal, a former chief of the Delhi Commission for Women, alleged that Kumar attacked her with full force, slapped and kicked her when she had gone to meet Kejriwal.

According to a senior police officer, Kumar’s mobile phone was found to have been formatted when he was arrested from Kejriwal’s residence on May 18.

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