The incident occurred at around 1.30 am when Mr Tiwari’s staffers were in an SUV near the MP’s residence in North Avenue area.
New Delhi: The Delhi police on Monday arrested two men who had allegedly barged into the residence of BJP MP Manoj Tiwari and attacked his staff late on Sunday night.
The attackers live inside the staff quarters in President Estate, where they stay with their elder brother, who works as a cook in the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The police, which had initially dubbed the case as arising out of a “road rage” incident, later said the matter appeared to be a “conspiracy”, as claimed by Mr Tiwari.
The incident occurred at around 1.30 am when Mr Tiwari’s staffers were in an SUV near the MP’s residence in North Avenue area. It hit the duo’s WagonR car and due to the impact, the WagonR turned turtle, police officials said. The two men, identified as brothers Jai Kumar and Jaswant, got agitated and called up their friends who arrived in a tempo armed with iron rods and sticks, and barged into the residence of Mr Tiwari, they said.
Once inside the premises, they roughed up three of his staff members using the rods and the sticks, even as the act was being captured in a CCTV camera there, a senior police official said. One of the staff members informed the police, which soon rushed to the spot and held the two main suspects from outside the MP’s residence.
On the basis of the CCTV footage, the police is trying to find the other accused, said the officer. Mr Tiwari, MP from Northeast Delhi, has alleged a conspiracy behind the attack on his personal assistant, cook and driver and the ransacking of his residence.
“My residence at 159 North Avenue has been ransacked by 8 to 9 people,” he tweeted. “It looks like a conspiracy and the police are involved in it. No one should be spared,” Mr Tiwari said.