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AAP MLA Somnath Bharti surrenders before police

New Delhi, september 29: Controversial AAP MLA Somnath Bharti, who has been avoiding arrest for nearly a week, surrendered before police yesterday night hours after the Supreme Court ordered him to give up by evening in the domestic violence and attempt to murder case filed by his wife.

Bharti, who was accompanied by his lawyers, reached the Dwarka North police station in his car at around 10.10 pm and made himself available to the police.

Wearing a red t-shirt, Bharti flashed the Constitution of India(bare act) which he was carrying as a huge posse of media personnel mobbed his car. The FIR against the former Delhi Law Minister was registered at Dwarka North police station following a complaint by his wife Dipika Mitra.

"There was a warrant and I was availing legal remedies till the Honorable Supreme Court directed me to surrender. In compliance with the direction. I am here to surrender," Bharti said,adding, "I was not running away from law. I was only availing the legal remedies guaranteed by the Constitution of India."

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