Men barge into Manoj Tiwari’s house, thrash staffers
|Source: The Hitavada Date: 02 May 2017 08:58:58|
THE Delhi Police on Monday arrested two men who had allegedly barged into the residence of BJP MP Manoj Tiwari and attacked his staff members, with the Bhojpuri star-turned-politician alleging the episode smacked of “conspiracy”.
The police, which had initially dubbed the case as arising of “road rage”, later said the matter appeared to be a “conspiracy”, as claimed by Tiwari, who is also the Delhi unit chief of the BJP.
The incident occurred around 1.30 AM when Tiwari’s staffers were in a vehicle which brushed past the duo’s car while taking a turn near the MP’s residence in Lutyen’s Delhi, police officials 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 got 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 being captured in a CCTV camera there, a senior police official said.
One of the staff members informed the police, which soon rushed to the spot and held the two main suspects.
On the basis of 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.
“My residence at 159 North Avenue has been ransacked by 8 to 9 people,” he tweeted.
“It looks like a conspiracy and the police are involved in it. No one should be spared,” Tiwari said on Monday.
Tiwari’s aides claimed that the group, which had entered the bungalow through the gate meant for public entry, also abused them while demanding to see Tiwari, who was not at home then.