Somnath Bharti’s wife allowed to rescind plea
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. —