Delhi Police gets two-day custody of Somnath Bharti


A court in New Delhi on Tuesday sent former minister Somnath Bharti, who was arrested in a domestic violence case registered by his wife, to two days police custody.

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Metropolitan Magistrate Manika allowed Delhi Police to quiz the ex-law minister till Thursday.

Bharti, who had surrendered to police on Monday evening, had been named in an FIR filed at Dwarka North police station in west Delhi following a June 10 complaint by his wife who said he had been abusing her since their marriage in 2010.

She claimed that Bharti used to beat and torture her and once tried to kill her.

Bharti has been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code relating to attempt to murder, cruelty towards wife, voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapon, criminal breach of trust, attempt to cause miscarriage without woman’s consent, cheating and criminal intimidation.