He had been named in an FIR filed at Dwarka police station

Delhi Police gets two-day custody of Somnath Bharti
news Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 20:06

After Somnath Bharti had surrendered to police on Monday evening, the court on Tuesday allowed the Delhi Police to quiz the ex-law minister till Thursday. 

He had been named in an FIR filed at Dwarka police station in West Delhi following complaint by his wife Lipika Mitra on June 10 who alleged that he had been abusing her since their marriage in 2010.

He was arrested in a domestic violence case registered by his wife. She claimed that Bharti used to torture her and once even tried to kill her.

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

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