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Supreme Court rejects AAP MLA Somnath Bharti's bail plea

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 5:04 IST

The Supreme Court today rejected the bail plea of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti who had sought relief from the apex court in an attempt to murder and domestic violence case.

The apex court has also stated that Bharti should surrender. Earlier the Delhi High Court had rejected his anticipatory bail plea.

Bharti had recently moved to the apex court seeking protection from arrest in the case and a direction to restrain Delhi Police from arresting him till his plea challenging the High Court order is decided.

The case was filed against Bharti by his wife Lipika Mitra and had alleged that Bharti had been abusing her since their marriage in 2010.

Delhi Police had registered an FIR against Bharti under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 498A (cruelty towards wife), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapon), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 313 read with 511 (attempt to cause miscarriage without woman's consent), 420 (cheating) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC.

First published: 28 September 2015, 12:56 IST