Bharti Moves SC Seeking Protection From Arrest

AAP MLA who is involved in a domestic violence case, has moved the Supreme Court seeking protection from the arrest.

Published: 24th September 2015 11:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th September 2015 12:33 PM   |  A+A-

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Somnath Bharti | PTI/File photo

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti, who is involved in a domestic violence case, has moved the Supreme Court seeking protection from the arrest after the Delhi High Court had rejected his anticipatory bail plea.

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According to reports, Bharti has sought a direction that the Delhi Police be restrained from arresting him till his petition challenging the High Court order is decided.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had earlier said that the former law minister Bharti, who has been booked in a domestic violence case, is becoming an embarrassment for AAP and his family, and therefore, should surrender.

"Somnath shud surrender.Why is he running away?Why is he so scared of gng to jail?," the Delhi Chief Minister tweeted.

"Now he ( Somnath Bharti) is becoming embarrassment for party n his family. He should cooperate with police (sic)," he added.

The High Court had, on Tuesday, dismissed his anticipatory bail plea saying that the allegations against him were backed by documentary proof.

The AAP MLA is facing a non-bailable warrant against him in a domestic violence and attempt to murder case filed by his wife, Lipika Mitra.

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