The presser was called to question Kumar Vishwas, a confidant of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, after an Aam Aadmi Party's woman activist asked him to clear the air about "rumours" of their alleged affair.

As DCW chief Barkha Singh prepared to address the media, panel member Juhi Khan, sitting beside her, told the journalists that Kumar Vishwas was innocent and was being framed.

She also accused Barkha Singh, who is from the Congress party, of trying to "gain political mileage" out of the matter.

Upon this, an upset Barkha Singh stared at Khan and accused her of being an AAP member.Khan then walked out and declared that she was quitting the DCW. "Kumar Vishwas is innocent and he is being framed," she said.

The DCW called the press conference after an AAP volunteer approached the women's panel urging it to persuade Kumar Vishwas to publicly dispel allegations of an affair between the two.

The volunteer accused the AAP leader of not rebutting "rumours" of an illicit liaison with her and ruining her life. The DCW on Monday reportedly issued summons to Kumar Vishwas in the case to appear before it on Tuesday.

After Kumar Vishwas said he had not got any summons, Barkha Singh said fresh summons would be issued.

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