Psychopolitically, Somnath Bharti’s labrador is the diametric opposite of the dog on the record label.
Somnath Bharti alleged it was Lipika who had threatened to cut herself after which Bharti had called her mother and brother to intervene and settle the matter.
Somnath Bharti’s wife Lipika has alleged that the AAP leader had unleashed his pet on her during pregnancy and even slit her wrist with a kitchen knife.
The Supreme Court had on October 1 denied interim bail to Somnath Bharti and sought the presence of his wife before it to explore the possibility of mediation.
Earlier in the day, the apex court disposed of Bharti’s anticipatory bail plea after his wife Lipika refused to undergo mediation.
Somnath Bharti’s wife Lipika Mitra had filed a complaint of domestic violence with Delhi Commission for Women on June 10 alleging that her husband had been abusing her since their marriage in 2010.
Bharti had on September 23 moved the apex court seeking protection from arrest in the case and a direction to restrain Delhi Police from arresting him till his plea challenging the High Court order is decided.
Police also informed the court that it has sought sanction, from the “competent authority”, to prosecute the leader in the case.
Bharti, who has repeatedly denied the charges, maintained that he had not committed any of the offences his wife has accused him of, said sources in the Delhi police.
Badal claimed that there was no other party in Punjab that could challenge the SAD as the only one that took a stand against suppression.
On Bharti’s plea for referring the matter to mediation, the bench said it would seek a response from his wife, Lipika Mitra, on whether she was also willing to give conciliation a chance.
Somnath Bharti was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Manika on expiry of his two-day police remand and the investigators sought extension of his remand by five days
Bharti broke down during his interrogation last night when he was asked specific details about how he used to assault his wife and why he did so.
Somnath Bharti had surrendered before the police on Monday night in connection with a case of alleged domestic violence
Somnath Bharti, who evaded arrest for nearly a week, had surrendered last night hours after the Supreme Court ordered him to give himself up in the domestic violence and attempt to murder case filed by his wife.