FIR against AAP MLA Somnath Bharti for ‘instigating’ men to misbehave with woman

An FIR has been registered against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti on charges of allegedly ‘instigating’ some men to misbehave with a woman earlier this month.

The case has been registered at the Saket Police Station under IPC section 109- Punishment of abetment if the act abetted is committed in consequence.

The men he allegedly instigated have been booked under IPC sections 354- Assault or criminal force to woman, 323- Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt, 506- Punishment for criminal intimidation and 509- Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman.

Earlier, Bharti had been chargesheeted for attempting to kill his wife Lipika Mitra and inflicting cruelty on her in a domestic violence case. He also faces charges of molestation and assault and promoting enmity stemming from the January 2014 raid on the African residents of Khirki Extension in his constituency.