NEW DELHI: Soon after Delhi BJP MP Manoj Tiwari’s staffers were attacked outside his house, the Delhi Police have identified three more people involved in the crime, while two accused are under arrest.
The incident occurred around 1.30 am on Monday when Tiwari’s staffers were in a vehicle which brushed past a duo’s car while taking a turn near the MP’s residence in Lutyen’s Delhi, police officers 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 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 captured in a CCTV camera there, a senior police officer said. “We have started investigation and from the questioning of the two brothers involved in the incident, it does not seem to be a simple case of road rage. We have identified three more people from the video footage and further investigation is on,” special commissioner of police M K Meena told The New Indian Express.
One of the staff members informed the police, who soon rushed to the spot and nabbed the two main suspects. Based on the CCTV footage, police are trying to find the other accused, said the officer.
Tiwari, MP from North East Delhi, has alleged a conspiracy behind the attack on his personal assistant, cook and driver and the ransacking of his residence. Soon after the incident, Tiwari tweeted, “My residence at 159 North Avenue has been ransacked by 8 to 9 people. It looks like a conspiracy and the police are involved in it. No one should be spared.”Tiwari’s aides claimed that the group entered the bungalow through the gate meant for public entry.