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

New Delhi: 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.