1. After house ransacked, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari terms it ‘life-threatening attack’; claims police ‘involvement’

After house ransacked, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari terms it ‘life-threatening attack’; claims police ‘involvement’

Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari on Monday said it was a life-threatening attack on him after his residence in the national capital was ransacked.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 1, 2017 11:02 AM
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Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari on Monday said it was a life-threatening attack on him after his residence in the national capital was ransacked, according to ANI report. It has been learned that two persons were arrested in connection with the incident, the report says. Police have registered a case against them. Tiwari, MP from Delhi North-East, also claimed that it was a conspiracy and police was involved in the matter. “Looks like a big conspiracy, that too with police involvement. No one should be spared,” Tiwari was quoted as saying by ANI. Two of my men were injured, he said. It has been learned that Tiwari was not present at the house during the incident, according to ANI report. Tiwari termed the incident as a ‘deadly’ one. “Don’t know their intention or the reason behind but they were very abusive, were not scared of the police. They were 7-8 in number,” an eyewitness said, as per ANI report.

The arrested include Jay Kumar, 38, and his brother Jaswant Singh, 33. According to the police, the incident occurred around 1.15 am following a car accident in which one of Tiwari’s staff-member was involved, an IANS report said. After a heated exchange, occupants of the other vehicle forcibly entered Tiwari’s North Avenue residence and thrashed his cook and personal staff. The police officials said that the attackers were also from the same neighbourhood and they had called in some of their friends to aid in their attack. “We have arrested two persons and a case has been lodged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC),” Delhi Police spokesperson Madhur Verma told IANS.

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The sections include trespassing, voluntarily causing hurt, criminal intimidation and acts of common intent. The officer also said that there was no political angle in the incident. According to the police, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, who represents the northeast constituency of Delhi, was not present at his home at the time of the attack. Tiwari’s personal staff, who was injured in the incident, Abhinav Mishra told IANS: “I came out after hearing the cook’s cry. He was being beaten up by four to five men. And when I intervened they also thrashed me.”

Earlier this year, unidentified persons had smashed the windscreen of Manoj Tiwari’s car in Mumbai, and warned him to stay away from campaigning in Mumbai, a party leader had said.

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