Swati Maliwal Case / Arvind Kejriwal's PA Bibhav Kumar sent to judicial custody for 4 days

Vikrant Shekhawat : May 24, 2024, 06:30 PM
Swati Maliwal Case: In the Swati Maliwal misbehavior case, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's PM Bibhav Kumar has been sent to judicial custody for 4 days by Tis Hazari Court of Delhi. During the hearing in Tis Hazari Court, Delhi Police said that as per the order of the court, we have allowed Bibhav to meet his family every day. Bibhav's lawyer said that we oppose the word remand. Remand is given for the purpose of investigation. We say that no such incident has taken place which requires a thorough investigation.

Bibhav's lawyer protested

Bibhab's lawyer said that both judicial custody or police custody affect the liberty of the accused. The demand for anything should be reasonable. Bibhav's lawyer said that judicial custody is for 14 days but the police is demanding judicial custody for 4 days.

Demand to preserve CCTV footage and DVR 

Bibhav's lawyer has filed an application demanding to preserve the CCTV footage and DVR. He said that it was raided thrice and the police took away the DVR. After that now they are saying that it is vacant. Therefore, CCTV and DVR should be preserved and presented in the court immediately. Delhi Police opposed Bibhav's petition and demanded dismissal of this petition. Delhi Police said that the trial has not been set yet, hence such a demand cannot be made.

Delhi Police had arrested Bibhav Kumar on May 18 on charges of misbehavior with Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal at the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Bibhav Kumar was also taken to Mumbai to get the data of his iPhone. Bibhav had allegedly 'formatted' the phone before his arrest. Police suspect that Bibhav had formatted his phone after sending his phone data to someone in Mumbai or to some device there.