New Delhi, May 1
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari’s North Avenue residence was ransacked late Sunday night, news agency ANI reported, following which two people have been arrested. Tiwari was not present in the house when the incident took place. He later alleged a conspiracy behind the attack and also accused the police of being involved in the incident. “It looks like a big conspiracy, that too with police involvement. No one should be spared,” Tiwari said. The police, however, claimed the incident to be a road rage clash.
Speaking to reporters this morning, the Delhi BJP chief termed the attack as an attempt on his life. “Ye jaanleva humla hai, mere do log injured hai (this is an attack on my life, two of my people have been injured,” he said. An eyewitness, speaking to ANI, said: “Don’t know their intention or the reason behind (the attack) but they were very abusive, (they) were not scared of police. They were seven-eight in number.”
DCP New Delhi BK Singh said there was a minor accident that took place outside Tiwari’s residence where his driver, in a Scorpio car, hit a Wagon-R, following which both drivers went inside Tiwari’s office where allegedly an altercation took place.
“There was a minor accident in the wee hours outside Tiwari’s residence in North Avenue. His driver, in a Scorpio car, in which Tiwari was not travelling, allegedly hit a wagon R car. The driver of the wagon car alleged that Tiwari’s driver beat him up and went inside the residence after that. Some associates of Wagon R drive came after sometime and went inside Tiwari’s office, which is beside his residence, and allegedly beat Tiwari’s driver and his associates,” he said.
Two brothers, Jai Kumar (38) and Jaswant (33), have been arrested in the case.
Tiwari has been credited for giving the BJP its third consecutive term in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. In the recently concluded elections, the BJP won 181 seats of the 270 that went to polls. An MP representing East Delhi, Tiwari was only recently appointed in-charge of the Delhi BJP.
New Delhi, May 1