Delhi Court Dismisses Somnath Bharti’s Anticipatory Bail Plea

Delhi court dismisses anticipatory bail plea of former Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti in a domestic violence case.

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Somnath Bharti and his wife Lipika Mitra. (Photo: ANI screengrab)

The Delhi court has dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of former Delhi Law Minister and Aam Aadmi Party MLA Somnath Bharti in a domestic violence case.

The Delhi police had registered a case of domestic violence against him on the basis of a complaint filed by his wife Lipika Mitra on September 10.

A probe had been conducted by the Crime Against Women’s Cell of the Delhi police following which a case was registered against Bharti under sections 307, 323 and 498A of the Indian Penal Code (cruelty by husband or relative).

Lipika had accused Bharti who is an MLA from Malviya Nagar, of prolonged domestic violence and had approached the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) with her complaint.

The DCW had served notices to Bharti after which they had recommended that a police case be registered against him.

In her complaint Lipika had said that she was suffering from extreme physical, mental and verbal harassment from Bharti since their marriage in 2010.

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