'He slapped me, kicked me in my chest, stomach, pelvic area': Here's what Swati Maliwal said in FIR against Bibhav Kumar

According to the FIR, the incident took place at 9 a.m. when Maliwal went to the residence of CM Kejriwal at 6, Flagstaff Road, Civil Lines, Delhi. Here is what Swati Maliwal has mentioned in her FIR:

Rajya Sabha MP from the Aam Aadmi Party Swati Maliwal on Friday lodged a formal complaint with the Delhi Police, giving details of the harassment and abuses she allegedly faced at the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The FIR has been filed under sections 308, 341, 354 D, 506, and 509 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Civil Lines police station. Maliwal has complained of the severe mistreatment she claims to have been meted out on May 13. According to the FIR, the incident took place at 9 a.m. when Maliwal went to the residence of CM Kejriwal at 6, Flagstaff Road, Civil Lines, Delhi.

Here is what Swati Maliwal has mentioned in her FIR, according to media reports:

  • “I then entered the residential area through the main door, as I have always done in the past year since Bibhav Kumar was not present at the gate. I entered the residence area and informed the staff present there to convey my message to the CM to meet me. I was informed that he was present in the house and I was directed to the drawing room. I proceeded to the drawing room, sat on the sofa, and waited for him to meet me.”
  • Swati further said that a staff member informed her that the CM would meet me shortly, and suddenly, the PS of the CM, Bibhav Kumar, barged into the room. 
  • “He started screaming without any provocation and even resorted to verbal abuse. I was stunned by this sudden outburst and reacted by telling him to stop talking to me in such a manner and to call the CM. He said, “How dare you not obey us? How can you not obey us? Your status is so low that you won’t refuse us. You’re a lowly woman, we’ll teach you a lesson," she claimed.
  • Swati claimed that while uttering these words, Bibhav came and stood right in front of her and without any provocation, started hitting her repeatedly.
  • “He slapped me at least 7-8 times while I continued to scream for help. I felt absolutely shocked and kept screaming for assistance. In an attempt to protect myself, I pushed him away with my legs. At that moment, he aggressively attacked me, pulled my shirt up deliberately, causing the buttons to come undone, and my shirt flew up.
  • “I fell down and hit my head on the centre table. I continued to scream for help as he did not stop and proceeded to kick me in my chest, stomach, and pelvic area with his legs,” she said.
  • “I was in extreme pain and pleaded with him to stop. Despite my pleas, he continued to assault me. My shirt was pulled up, but he persisted in attacking me. I kept begging him to stop. Eventually, I was taken outside the CM residence, where I sat briefly on the floor due to the intense pain. The PCR police arrived, but I was in a dazed state and left, walking towards my previous residence in Civil Lines. I was crying and managed to reach my earlier residence. I sat on the ground there for some time until some personnel who had accompanied me from the CM house called an auto for me. I sat in it and started towards my house, as I was in terrible pain and was traumatised and shattered,” Maliwal further said.
  • "Somehow, I gathered the strength to reach the PS Civil Lines to report the matter. I reached there and informed the SHO about the incident while crying. I was in severe pain and experiencing severe cramps. I also started receiving numerous calls from the media on my mobile. Due to the trauma, pain, and my reluctance to politicise the incident, I left the Police Station without filing a written complaint. My head was splitting with pain, and my arms and legs were aching terribly,” she said.
  • “The past days since the incident have been extremely painful for me. It is one of the most difficult times of my life. The pain, trauma and harassment has been mind-numbing. My head and neck have been hurting constantly since the attack. My arms are very sore and my abdomen is also paining. I am also having difficulty in walking. My situation is exacerbated by the fact that having worked all my life for women issues and having helped lacs of women get justice,” she added.
  • “I ended up being brutally beaten by a person whom I know since long. I am deeply disturbed by this incident and am distraught that someone could display such goonda behavior. I feel totally shattered. It has taken me 3 days to gather myself and report the matter through a written complaint. I request you to kindly take strongest possible action in the matter. I am shocked that this brutal attack happened to me completely unprovoked at CM residence,” she claimed.
  • “When I called 112 (emergency number) after the assault, Bhibhav said do what you have to do. You can’t spoil anything for us. We’ll bury and dump in such a place that no one will even know.”

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