Somnath Bharti gets relief from arrest as HC reserves order on anticipatory bail

Reserving its decision on the anticipatory bail plea by Somnath Bharti in the domestic violence case, the Delhi High Court on Thursday asked Delhi police not to take any coercive step against AAP MLA.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 17, 2015 7:09 pm
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Delhi High court today protected controversial AAP MLA Somnath Bharti from arrest by directing the police not to take any coercive steps till pronouncement of judgement on his plea for anticipatory bail in a case of domestic violence lodged by his wife.

Before rising for the day, Justice Suresh Kait extended the protection from arrest to Bharti, granted on September 15, saying “there is no time left to pronounce the order. So, till then, no coercive steps be taken against Bharti.”

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The court, which reserved the order on anticipatory bail, declined the police’s request to withdraw the protection given to him from arrest, asked what has the police done till today as the FIR was lodged on September 9.

“You (Police) failed to arrest him(Bharti) when he was not given protection from arrest by this court,” the judge said.

The court also expressed concern saying it was conscious about the complainant and her children.

“Keeping in mind that the two children are suffering (due to the matrital discord) this matter needs some reconsideration,” it said.

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    Rekha joshi
    Sep 17, 2015 at 7:53 pm
    Persona like #Somanth Bharti who have plethora of wealth,name,fame involved in such inhuman activities seems it remain skeptical for all that what type of behaviour few people born with.I'm not embarrasing a single but u all see urself around u what happened.
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      Deepi S
      Sep 17, 2015 at 8:15 pm
      Chilxdren will suffer, it is a filmsy gfround. children are more attached to mother than father, that is also this tyupe of father Anyway, this is going to happen if one has money and influence.
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      1. Annu Chopra
        Sep 18, 2015 at 6:34 am
        Chiefs of NCW,DCW and WCD ( Maneka ji) and like minded women must go on fast until death in front of parliament if they truly care for protection of women in our cruel society. these women must walk the talk. Save Livika mitra and her children from a violent ,deable beast.
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          ASHOK KUMAR
          Sep 17, 2015 at 7:24 pm
          Kejriwal,s intentions not to bring Janlokpal Bill are becoming clear, as he knows all his 67 MLAs will be inside jail on some or the other criminal charges.
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            Sri
            Sep 18, 2015 at 9:04 am
            In our law a person is innocent until proven guilty, looks like in your world it is the other way, guilty until proven innocent.
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