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Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari's house attacked, staff assaulted

01 May 2017 | By Gogona Saikia
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari's house attacked

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari's house at 159 North Avenue was attacked last night by a group of 8-10 people, he reported. Tiwari wasn't there when it happened.

Two of his people were injured in the 'deadly' attack, he added.

The intruders were caught on CCTV.

According to ANI, four people have been arrested. A search is on for other suspects.

In context: Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari's house attacked

01 May 2017Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari's house attacked, staff assaulted

Conspiracy against the Delhi BJP chief?

Alleging a conspiracy, Tiwari claimed the attackers were escorted by a policeman, who stood by as they ransacked his house and assaulted staff. "Just 100 steps away from a police station, a parliamentarian's house is attacked and staff members are assaulted," Mr Tiwari told ANI.
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This follows another attack on Tiwari in January

AttackThis follows another attack on Tiwari in January

Earlier this year, Tiwari's car was attacked in Mumbai and the assailants warned him against campaigning in Mumbai.

The attack at his house comes right after the BJP, under his leadership, swept the Municipal Corporation of Delhi polls.

However, police said Tiwari's employees were attacked in the aftermath of a road rage incident.

02 May 2017Manoj Tiwari's home attack: Initial probe suggests road rage dispute

Initial probe has revealed that the attack on Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari's house was retaliation for a road rage dispute.

Tiwari's driver, while driving a Scorpio earlier, allegedly hit a WagonR being driven by Jai Kumar; an argument followed, and Kumar later called up his associates and ransacked Tiwari's residence as well as assaulted staff.

The attackers were accompanied by a police officer.

Prime suspect is the brother of Rashtrapati Bhawan cook

Jai Kumar is the brother of Jagdish Kumar, who works as a cook at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Jai and his brother Jaswant have been arrested. They complained of being assaulted too, but no FIR was registered.

03 May 2017Manoj Tiwari home attack: Suspected road-rage case a hate attack?

Police are now examining a racial angle to the attack on Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari's house, earlier thought to be a road rage dispute.

Witnesses alleged the attackers said things like, "We want to send the Biharis back;" police agreed the assault seemed planned.

Meanwhile, seven people have been arrested, including Jagdish Chander, a cook at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, and his two brothers.