Som­nath Bharti’s wife al­lowed to re­scind plea

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thurs­day al­lowed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Som­nath Bharti’s wife to with­draw her pe­ti­tion seek­ing can­cel­la­tion of bail granted to him in a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence case, in view of the set­tle­ment of their mar­i­tal dis­pute.

An ap­pli­ca­tion was moved by Bharti’s wife Lipika Mi­tra be­fore Jus­tice RK Gauba in­form­ing about their set­tle­ment and seek­ing with­drawal of her pe­ti­tion to can­cel the bail granted to him. The court al­lowed the plea.

On 9 Au­gust, the court had stayed pro­ceed­ings in a trial court which was hear­ing a case lodged by his wife ac­cus­ing him of the al­leged of­fences of at­tempt to mur­der, ha­rass­ment cheat­ing, crim­i­nal in­tim­i­da­tion, caus­ing mis­car­riage with­out the wo­man’s con­sent, caus­ing hurt by dan­ger­ous weapons or means and crim­i­nal breach of trust.

It had not quashed the FIR in the mat­ter as sought by Bharti by ask­ing him to wait for some time, so that his spouse and two mi­nor chil­dren were com­fort­ably set­tled in the house with him.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors had on 5 April, 2016, filed a chargesheet be­fore the trial court in the case, claim­ing that the wo­man had al­leged that Bharti, a former Delhi law min­is­ter, had en­dan­gered the life of their un­born child by un­leash­ing his dog on her.

The MLA from Malviya Na­gar con­sti­tency, who was granted bail in Oc­to­ber 2015 af­ter be­ing in jail for eight days, had de­nied the al­le­ga­tions. —

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