Somnath Bharti sent to judicial custody till Monday

Updated - November 16, 2021 04:12 pm IST

Published - October 04, 2015 06:58 pm IST - New Delhi

A file photo of Somnath Bharti.

A file photo of Somnath Bharti.

A court on Sunday sent Delhi’s former law minister Somnath Bharti to a day’s judicial custody in a domestic violence case filed by his wife Lipika Mitra.

Delhi Police had sought Mr. Bharti’s judicial custody for 14 days.

Mr. Bharti’s lawyer, however, urged the court to send him to one day judicial custody while also requesting that the jail authorities be directed to take him to the Supreme Court for the hearing on Monday.

Delhi Police had earlier produced the Aam Aadmi Party leader before the Dwarka metropolitan magistrate’s court at the end of his three-day police remand.

>Mr. Bharti surrendered to police on Monday evening and was arrested. He was named in an FIR filed on September 10 following a June 10 complaint by his wife who said he had been abusing her since their marriage in 2010.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.