Somnath Bharti Arrested, HC Denies Anticipatory Bail


New Delhi ,September 22 : AAP MLA Somnath Bharti faces arrest as his wife, Lipika Mitra filed a complain against him alleging him for domestic violence and attempt to murder after the Delhi High Court rejected him anticipatory bail today.

"This petition (for anticipatory bail) is dismissed," Justice Suresh Kait said in his ruling on the former Delhi law minister's plea for bail.

The high court had on September 17 reserved its verdict while protecting Bharti from arrest till pronouncement of its order.

Lipika had filed a complaint of domestic violence with Delhi Commission for Women on June 10 alleging that her husband had been abusing her since their marriage in 2010. She had also given a complaint to the police in this regard.

Delhi Police then registered an FIR against Bharti under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 498A (cruelty towards wife), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapon), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 313 read with 511 (attempt to cause miscarriage without woman's consent), 420 (cheating) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC.

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