The office and residence of Delhi’s former law minister Somnath Bharti were raided on Tuesday after his anticipatory bail was dismissed but police said he could not be found.
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday had dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of the Aam Aadmi Party, accused of domestic violence by his wife Lipika Mitra.
Joint Commissioner of Police Deependra Pathak said, “A team of Delhi Police officers raided his house in Malviya Nagar and his office but he was found absconding from both places.”
“We need to arrest Bharti to interrogate him in a case of domestic violence and attempt to murder filed by his wife,” he added.
Bharti was named in a FIR filed at Dwarka North police station in west Delhi.
Police said they filed the FIR following a June 10 complaint by Bharti’s wife who said he had abused her since their marriage in 2010. She claimed Bharti used to beat and torture her and once tried to kill her.