Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said former law minister Somnath Bharti should surrender to police and that by "running away" from arrest "he is becoming embarrassment for the party and his family".
Kejriwal tweeted this morning,
Somnath shud surrender.Why is he running away?Why is he so scared of gng to jail? Now he is becoming embarasment for party n his family(1/2)â€” Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 23, 2015
He shud cooperate wid police(2/2)â€” Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 23, 2015
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Bharti in a domestic violence case filed by his wife Lipika Mitra. The court said Bharti was "not only violent and outrageous at home, but also before the public at large".
Soon after the bail plea was dismissed, Delhi Police raided the legislator's residence and office in Malviya Nagar, but he was missing, police told IANS.
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.