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FIR against AAP's Somnath Bharti for instigating men to misbehave with woman

News Agencies | Updated on: 20 July 2016, 12:38 IST

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.

Bharti had been previously 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.

--ANI

First published: 20 July 2016, 12:38 IST
 
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