Charges levelled by Maliwal false, says Atishi

The Asian Age With Agency Inputs

India, Crime

Atishi said Kumar has also given a complaint to police against Maliwal

Delhi Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Atishi addresses a press conference regarding the party’s Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal’s alleged assault case, in New Delhi, Friday, May 17, 2024. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Senior AAP leader Atishi accused former chief of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Swati Maliwal of reaching the CM's residence without an appointment and intending to level allegations against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

"Today a video has surfaced that has exposed the lie of Maliwal. In her FIR, she has said she was brutally assaulted and she was in pain, and buttons of her shirt were torn. The video that has surfaced shows an entirely different reality," she said.

Atishi said the video shows Maliwal "comfortably sitting in the drawing room" and "threatening the security staff", and that "her clothes were not torn". "The video shows her threatening Kumar. The charges levelled by Maliwal are baseless. Maliwal insisted on meeting Kejriwal. She is Rajya Sabha MP and she should know that the CM has a busy schedule. Kumar told her that the chief minister is busy and unable to meet her. She shouted at him, pushed him and tried to enter the residential portion of the CM House," she claimed. "The whole incident proves that it was a BJP conspiracy and Swati Maliwal was made its face to frame Kejriwal," she alleged.

Atishi said Kumar has also given a complaint to police against Maliwal. Kumar has filed his complaint with the Civil Lines police station via email, alleging that she had "forcefully and unauthorisedly" entered the CM's residence, the AAP said in a statement He has stated that Maliwal breached the security of the CM's residence, created a ruckus and assaulted him when he tried to stop her, it said. Kumar in his complaint has said that Maliwal is now trying to falsely implicate him to create undue pressure on him.