Delhi court remands Bibhav Kumar to 5 days Delhi Police custody

AAP MP Swati Maliwal leaves the residence of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal after an investigation of alleged assault case in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna /HT)

A Delhi court has remanded Bibhav Kumar, a member of the political party which Swati Maliwal accused of sexual harassment, to five days of police custody. The decision came after the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief filed a complaint against him on Wednesday.

Maliwal alleged that the man had been harassing her and sending her obscene messages for the past few months. She said that she had been receiving such messages from several people, but this particular individual had been particularly persistent.

According to Maliwal, the man had been using multiple phone numbers to harass her and had even threatened her with physical harm. She said that she had initially ignored his messages, but he continued to send them despite her requests to stop.

Maliwal said that she had decided to file a complaint against the man after he sent her a particularly offensive message last week. She said that she had been hesitant to take legal action earlier because she did not want to draw attention away from the work of the DCW.

The accused, Kumar, was arrested by the Delhi Police on Thursday and produced in court on Friday. The police sought his custody for seven days, but the court granted only five.

The incident has once again highlighted the issue of sexual harassment in India, which has been a major concern for women’s rights groups for years. Despite several high-profile cases and new laws aimed at combatting the problem, many women continue to face harassment and abuse on a daily basis.

Swati Maliwal has been a vocal advocate for women’s rights in India and has been instrumental in bringing attention to issues such as rape, domestic violence, and child marriage. She has faced criticism and opposition from some quarters for her activism, but has remained steadfast in her commitment to the cause.

The case against Bibhav Kumar is still ongoing, and it remains to be seen what further developments may occur. However, the fact that the police have taken swift action in response to Maliwal’s complaint is a positive sign that the authorities are taking the issue of sexual harassment seriously.

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