Attack on Manoj Tiwari: Cops arrest five more alleged attackers

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Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari's house in the national capital
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari's house in the national capital

New Delhi : Five more persons were arrested for allegedly barging into the residence of BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari and attacking his employees, police said on Tuesday.

The five were identified as Pardeep Kumar, 24, Om Prakash, 31, Parsu Ram, 32, Sunil Kumar, 33 and Jagdish Chander, 42.

On Monday, police arrested two brothers - Jai Kumar and Jaswant Singh.

According to police, the attack followed an incident of road rage involving a Tiwari staff member.

The two brothers were travelling in a car that hit the vehicle driven by one of the MP's staffers just outside his house. 

Tiwari made public CCTV footage showing the two attackers first arguing and then beating his staff members -- cook Ashok Pathak and personal assistant Abhinav Mishra.

"Both the brothers -- Jai Kumar and Jaswant Singh -- were travelling in a Wagon R car which bumped into a Scorpio car driven by one of Tiwari's drivers and another staff outside his house in North Avenue area on Sunday late night," a senior police officer said.

"The brothers were then joined by these five accused persons who are said to be their friends. They barged into Tiwari's residence carrying rods and thrashed his staff, including Personal Assistant (PA). The entire act was captured on the CCTV cameras," he added.