Somnath Bharti booked for instigating supporters to misbehave with woman, say police

“A case has been registered at the Saket police station against Bharti, on the basis of a complaint from a woman,” said Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Nupur Prasad.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:July 21, 2016 3:58 am
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Delhi Police have registered a case against AAP MLA Somnath Bharti after a woman accused him of “instigating” some of his supporters to misbehave with her at an event earlier this month.

“A case has been registered at the Saket police station against Bharti, on the basis of a complaint from a woman,” said Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Nupur Prasad.

“The incident took place a fortnight ago, when the woman, who works with a non-profit organisation, was attending a programme where Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was the chief guest. The complainant wanted a few women from her group to meet Kejriwal… but Bharti’s supporters allegedly misbehaved with her,” said a police officer.

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In a separate incident, a 35-year-old woman has filed a case against a party worker associated with AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan.

“The woman has alleged that a party worker, associated with Khan, misbehaved with her when she went to their office to complain about the poor supply of electricity in her area. A case has been registered under sections 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman),” said DCP (southeast) M S Randhawa. However, Khan has not been named in the FIR, said the officer.

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