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FIR lodged in Bharti assault incident

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An FIR has been lodged by the police here following a complaint by former Delhi Law Minister and AAP leader Somnath Bharti, in connection with an alleged assault on him by some persons in the city.

Station House Officer of Bhelupur police station V. K. Singh said that Mr. Bharti on Thursday gave a written complaint in which he mentioned that he was invited by a private news channel’s programme, based on which the FIR was filed on Friday.Mr. Bharti said that he was not aware that the programme was being hosted without taking prior permission from the district election office. “Mr. Bharti alleged that when he opposed Narendra Modi during the programme and praised Arvind Kejriwal some persons equipped with sticks attacked and assaulted him,” Mr. Singh said .- As per Mr. Bharti’s complaint, Mr. Singh said that a political science professor of Banaras Hindu University and the private news channel that was hosting the programme without taking permission have been booked under section 188 IPC.

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