The FIR was lodged on January 19 last year on the court’s direction after an Ugandan woman had approached it seeking a direction to the police to file a criminal case against unnamed persons.
Issues circular late on Tuesday, hours after Jung’s nod for the prosecution of AAP MLA Somnath Bharti.
Delhi Home Minister Satyendra Jain claimed that the file on Bharti, sent to the L-G’s office 10-15 days ago, had suggested “that he should not give his approval for prosecution”.
The comment drew fierce criticism from political parties and women’s group alike, who found it “sexist” and “bigoted”.
Somnath Bharti, who was then a minister in the AAP government, has denied the charges.
The Delhi Commission for Women, however, said that they would approach the police for bringing Somnath Bharti before the panel.
In a series of tweets, the AAP MLA from Malviya Nagar raised concerns about Singh holding a press conference at her residence in order to make public his wife Lipika Mitra’s claims of alleged domestic abuse.
Giving a blow by blow account of Somnath Bharti’s alleged “torture”, Lipika said that she was contemplating of moving court against him.
On June 10, Mitra approached the Delhi Commission for Women alleging that the AAP leader had been abusing her ever since their marriage in 2010.
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Among his wife’s demands were to “choose between her and my mother,” and quit AAP and politics, Bharti told reporters.
“Today we have served the notice to Bharti at his Malviya Nagar residence. We have received acknowledgment receipt. He has been asked to appear before the commission on June 26 at 3 pm,” Singh said.
The Delhi Commission for Women on Wednesday served a notice to party leader Somnath Bharti after his wife’s lodged a complaint of domestic violence.
Delhi Police is seeking a priority sanction against Somnath Bharti in the alleged molestation of African women.
The NHRC is hearing the case accusing Bharti of racial prejudice and unlawful acts against 12 African women.