NEW DELHI: Delhi Police today said that Aam Aadmi Party MLA Somnath Bharti, who is evading arrest, is allegedly being helped by at least two persons who have long criminal records in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
"Bharti is behaving like a professional criminal and his conduct shows that either he is himself capable of thinking like one or he is taking help of others who have expertise in crime," said Joint Commissioner of Police (Southwest) Dependra Pathak.
"We have information about at least two individuals - with long criminal records - who have been helping the legislator from the very first day since he has been evading arrest," said Pathak.
Meanwhile, a team of police officials went to Bharti's residence today and took his dog 'Don' to a vet clinic in south Delhi, to get the ailing labrador retriever examined. The dog suffers from a heart ailment and has been on medication for quite some time.
"When we learnt that the dog has not received medicines since its master became untraceable, trying to evade arrest, we sent cops from the local district and asked them to get the dog medically examined during Bharti's absence," said a senior police officer.
In her complaint to the police, the former Law minsiter's wife, Lipika Mitra, had alleged that at times Bharti used to unleash his dog on her. PTI