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Domestic violence case: Relief for Somnath Bharti, AAP asks hims to ‘surrender’


New Delhi :Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Somnath Bharti got relief in the domestic violence case filed against him by wife Lipika when the Delhi High Court stayed his arrest till Thursday.

The former Delhi law minister had moved High Court after a city court on Monday cancelled his bail plea and issued an arrest warrant against him.

AAP, meanwhile, asked Bharti to surrender before police. Sources said the party was upset with Bharti as it is unable to contact him.

“We are trying to contact him, but are not able to. We advise him to surrender before police,” said AAP leader Ashutosh.

Party sources, meanwhile, said that Bharti’s “remaining incommunicado” was sending a wrong signal as AAP has been maintaining the stand that Delhi Police have been victimising its MLAs by arresting them.

Three AAP MLAs – former law minister Jitendra Singh Tomar, Manoj Kumar and Surinder Singh – have faced arrest by Delhi Police.

Delhi Police registered an FIR against Somnath Bharti, three months after his wife Lipika Mitra filed a case of domestic violence against him, levelling serious charges including that of “unleashing” dogs on her when she was pregnant.


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