Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar.File Photo

Police oppose Kejriwal aide Kumar's plea in Delhi HC against arrest in Maliwal assault case

Delhi police stated that the arrest memo included the reasons for arrest, and the grounds for arrest were provided in the remand application.

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police on Monday opposed in Delhi High Court a plea by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s aide Bibhav Kumar, challenging his arrest in connection with the alleged assault on AAP MP Swati Maliwal. Justice Neena Bansal Krishna, after considering arguments from both sides, reserved her decision on the matter.

During the proceedings, the police maintained that Kumar’s arrest was conducted appropriately and without undue haste.

Kumar’s counsel argued that the arrest was unlawful, highlighting a delay in the filing of the FIR and noting that Kumar was arrested on May 18, coinciding with his offer to voluntarily cooperate with the investigation.

Kumar’s counsel claimed he was taken into custody without being served a notice under Section 41A. “Section 41A requires the police to issue a notice to the accused before an arrest without a warrant,” the lawyer argued.

Police stated that the arrest memo included the reasons for arrest, and the grounds for arrest were provided in the remand application.

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