A trial court has denied the anticipatory bail plea of AAP MLA Somnath Bharti in domestic violence case.
A trial court of New Delhi dismissed the anticipatory bail petition filed by AAP leader and former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti, who has been alleged for domestic violence by his wife.
The anticipatory bail of Bharti was dismissed by additional sessions judge Sanjay Garg.
An FIR has been filed by the police on Somnath Bharti under Sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 498(a)(cruelty towards partner in marriage) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of Indian Penal Code.
After the failure of four attempts of mediation between Somnath Bharti and his wife Lipika Mitra which prompted the police should now involve in the matter.
The FIR has been registered on the basis of the complaint given by his wife Lipika Mitra alleging that her husband has been abusing her from the day of their marriage which happened in 2010. She also alleged that Bharti had torchered her and tried to kill her.
The allegations made by Lipika include harassment dowry, attempt to murder of Lipika Bharti and her unborn child, torturing by having dogs chase her and cheating by making false claims prior to marriage.
The anticipatory bail plea has been strongly opposed by the Delhi police during hearing who said that Bharti have to be arrested and interrogated at length.
The public prosecutor argued that if Bharti gets a bail then crucial facts might be reversed and told that they need to recover some facts including telephonic conversations between Lipika and Bharti apart from finding the dog that has attacked on Lipika.
The Defence lawyer said that Bharti want to reconcile with his wife and get her back but Lipika denied this and said that she would never want to reconcile with Bharti as he would again subject her to torture.