New Delhi, May 1: After Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari claimed that the attack on his house on Sunday midnight was a “conspiracy” against him and it was meant to be an attack on his life, it is now been reported that the group of men allegedly broke into the BJP MP’s house due to a road dispute with his staff.
Addressing the media on the entire incident, the Delhi police said that Manoj Tiwari’s driver allegedly hit a Wagon R outside his residence while taking the turn which led to an argument between Tiwari’s driver and the two brothers present in the Wagon R. After a heated argument, Tiwari’s men reportedly left the scene and entered the house.
It was then when the two brothers present in the Wagon R called few of his colleagues and later entered the premises of Manoj Tiwari. “The occupants of the Wagon R called three to four their associates and they together followed Tiwari’s car and entered the premises,” Braja Kishor Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police said.
There was initially an argument over an accident, case has been registered on the basis of statements of Manoj Tiwari’s staff : Delhi Police pic.twitter.com/Imw8K25g0w
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After entering the premises, the group assaulted two people present at the resident which included Tiwari’s cook and personal assistant. It was then when one of Tiwari’s staff members called the police informed them about a group attacking Manoj Tiwari’s house. “Someone from Tiwari’s staff called the police control room and informed about the attack. A police team rushed and nabbed five men. Both parties were brought to the police station,” Singh added.
The police later arrested both the brothers Jai Kumar and Jaswant Kumar present in the Wagon R. Reports suggest that the brothers also made a counter-complaint of being assaulted but the police refused to file a FIR based on their complaint. After being asked the reason of not filing a FIR, the police said, “They (occupants of the Wagon R) should have called the police. We would have taken action against Tiwari’s driver. But since they took law in their hand, we registered a case against them.”
Earlier, Manoj Tiwari had claimed that the attack was a conspiracy against him, further adding that he may even meet the officials of the Home Ministry regarding the entire incident.