Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari's bungalow attacked; cops arrest 2 suspects but rule out political angle

Days after leading BJP to an emphatic victory in the MCD Elections, Delhi BJP unit chief and MP Manoj Tiwari's bungalow was ransacked by unidentified people late on Sunday. The police have arrested two suspects in connection to the case, which looks like that of road rage. However, earlier media reports suggested four arrests in the case.

According to the police, the incident occurred around 1.15 a.m. following a car accident in which one of Tiwari's staff-member was involved. 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.

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.

Taking to Twitter, Tiwari added that his bungalow had been attacked by some people. He also filed a complaint with the police immediately after the ransacking. According to News18 Hindi, the unidentified attackers beat up two members of Tiwari's personal staff while ransacking the bungalow. Tiwari was not at home when the attack took place.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police released the CCTV footage of the suspected attackers just before they ransacked the Bhojpuri star's official residence.

According to an eye-witness, the attackers were abusive and showed no fear of the police. The intention behind the attack was not clear too.

The actor-politician claimed the attack to be a conspiracy against him and added that the role of the police in this case is "doubtful".


With inputs from IANS

Published Date: May 01, 2017 10:19 AM | Updated Date: May 01, 2017 10:19 AM

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