In yet another arrest of an AAP leader, MLA Somnath Bharti was arrested on Thursday for allegedly assaulting security guards at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, news agency ANI reported.
Earlier this month, an FIR was registered against Bharti and his supporters for allegedly misbehaving with security guards of AIIMS. The case was registered at Hauz Khas police station in the national capital.
The case was registered based on a complaint by Chief Security Officer of AIIMS RS Rawat. Rawat, in his written complaint said that Bharti, at around 9.45 am on September 9 “provoked the mob to damage the fence of government property (AIIMS)”.
“Bharti gave permission to unauthorised persons with JCB machines to get access inside AIIMS from Gautam Nagar Nallah road side and misbehaved with security personnel,” said a police officer, citing Rawat’s complaint.
Somnath Bharti himself announced his arrest on Twitter.
I m in hauzkhas police station under arrest in gautam nagar kalah.
— Adv. Somnath Bharti (@attorneybharti) September 22, 2016
Here’s how people have reacted on Twitter:
Somnath Bharti is on a hunt. He’ll get himself nominated for the maximum number of charges in a govt. tenure.
— Sandeep Kumar Jha (@IamSandeepjha) September 12, 2016
Have AAP legislators taken allegiance to Tihar Jail. One after another going inside. Today Somnath Bharti. Who next? All Admitted in Prison
— Murali Iyengar (@murali38) September 22, 2016
— Neeraj Khandelwal (@neerajassam) September 12, 2016
Kejriwal’s X-Law Minister Somnath Bharti doesn’t listen to him or Is he doing this Gundagardi on CM’s instructions ? http://t.co/SFPauW1M23
— Satish Upadhyay (@upadhyaysbjp) September 22, 2016
Anarchism & Hooliganism is the only thing spread by #AAPGoon Somnath Bharti
Leaving New Delhi in to sham
— The Kernel (@thekernelspeaks) September 22, 2016
Good that Somnath Bharti is booked for assaulting security guards. I hope our police shows similar courage against other netas and gundas
— Bhak Sala (@bhak_sala) September 22, 2016
Somnath Bharti arrested for assaulting AIIMS staff. AAP’s Satyendra Jain says even Gandhi was arrested, Lord Krishna was born in a jail
— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) September 22, 2016
In 2014, two separate cases were registered against Bharti at Malviya Nagar police station in connection with an alleged midnight raid he led in Khirki Extension.