On Tuesday night, the Delhi Police reached Somnath Bharti’s, AAP MLA house over the domestic violence case that was registered by his wife. Bharti’s assistant has been detained and police are questioning him.
AAP MLA faces arrest with the Delhi High Court on Tuesday rejecting his plea for anticipatory bail in the domestic violence case lodged against him by his wife.
The allegations put by his wife against former Delhi law minister Bharti by his wife, named as Lipika Mitra, a very serious one, Suresh Kait, Justice said she has been tolerating his brutal assault and cruelty. After dismissing his plea for protection from arrest in the case, the court said being an MLA he should have shown more “generosity and responsibility towards his wife and children”. “The present case is not a simplicitor one for the offences under Sections 498-A (cruelty towards a married woman)/406 (criminal breach of trust) IPC as the complainant has been tolerating cruelty with brutal assault, which is evident from an e-mail dated March 20, 2013, sent by the complainant (wife) to the petitioner (Bharti)
“Bharti is elected as Member of Legislative Assembly of Delhi. He should have shown more generosity and responsibility towards his wife and children. Earlier, he had financial difficulties, therefore, every time, he compromised with his wife. But after being elected as MLA, he failed to win the sentiments and trust of his wife,” the judge observed.
On June 10, his wife had filed a complaint of domestic violence with Delhi Commission for Women alleging that her husband had been abusing her since their marriage four years back. Hie wife had also given a complaint to the police in this regard previously. Cops then registered an FIR against him under sections 498A (cruelty towards wife), 307 (attempt to murder), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapon), 420 (cheating), 313 read with 511 (attempt to cause miscarriage without woman’s consent), and 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC.
The Delhi court relied on her medical report supporting the case that he unleashed his dog on her while she was pregnant.