The Delhi Police Commissioner, BS Bassi has responded to the allegations made by former Delhi law minister and AAP leader, Somnath Bharti, on 16 September.
Commissioner Bassi said he was surprised by Bharti's comments and asserted that the Police have handled the case without any bias. As per media reports, he added that Bharti should learn to respect women instead of casting aspersions on the police
Im surprised that Somnath Bharti is casting such accusations on Delhi Police, like we are the ones who brought about the case: BS Bassi— ANI (@ANI_news) September 16, 2015
It is a case of domestic violence which we handled very sensitively, tried to mediate as well: BS Bassi, Delhi CP pic.twitter.com/yCHLnN2Yhy— ANI (@ANI_news) September 16, 2015
On 15 September, after a stay order on his arrest by the Delhi High Court, Bharti took to twitter and accused 'Modi police' of handling the case in a suspicious manner. He also alleged that there was no response from the police even after his written submission asserting that he was available for investigation 24/7.
No respnse 4m pol on my written submission dat I m available 24/7 4 investigation. Called Mr. Pathak, Jt CP, Mr. Mishra, Spl CP....1/2— Adv. Somnath Bharti (@attorneybharti) September 16, 2015
..n Insp. Dhiraj Kumar, IO of the case but no one has responded till now. Request Bassi ji to let me know where to go to join investigation.— Adv. Somnath Bharti (@attorneybharti) September 16, 2015
for friends who are saying that I was absconding for 3 days, plz understand that provision of anticipatory bail is 4 such occasions only.— Adv. Somnath Bharti (@attorneybharti) September 16, 2015
Bharti's wife, Lipika Mitra, has accused him of domestic violence and attempt to murder and a non-bailable arrest warrant was issued against him by a Delhi court. After the Delhi HC granted him interim relief till 17 September, Bharti surrendered at a police station today.