Domestic violence case: Delhi Court sends Somnath Bharti to two-day police custody

PTI/ANI
Published Sep 29, 2015, 10:46 pm IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 4:12 pm IST
Bharti, who has been accused of domestic violence, surrendered to the police on Monday night
AAP MLA Somnath Bharti being taken into custody after he surrendered at the Dwarka North Police Station in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)
 AAP MLA Somnath Bharti being taken into custody after he surrendered at the Dwarka North Police Station in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Tuesday sent former law minister Somnath Bharti to two-day police custody in a domestic violence case filed by his wife Lipika Mitra.

Delhi Police had earlier in the day produced the former Delhi law minister before the Dwarka Court.

 

Bharti, who has been accused of domestic violence by Mitra had surrendered at the Dwarka Police Station on Monday night.

Read: Domestic violence case: AAP MLA Somnath Bharti arrested

The 41-year-old, who evaded arrest for nearly a week, had surrendered last night hours after the Supreme Court ordered him to give himself up in the domestic violence and attempt to murder case filed by his wife.

The MLA has been arrested under various sections of the IPC including 307 (attempt to murder), 420 (cheating and dishonesty), 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust), 417 (punishment for cheating), 313 (causing miscarriage without woman's consent), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt), 498a (husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation, said Pathak.

 

The FIR against the former Delhi Law Minister was registered at Dwarka North police station following a complaint by his wife Lipika Mitra. "There was a warrant and I was availing legal remedies till the Honourable Supreme Court directed me to surrender. In compliance with the direction...I am here to surrender," Bharti had said.

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