Somnath Bharti sent to judicial custody till Monday


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 Bharti’s judicial custody for 14 days.

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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.

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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.

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

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