AAP MLA Somnath Bharti gets bail after being accorded two years imprisonment in a 2016 case

The controversial lawmaker of Delhi assembly hailing from Aam Admi Party who was arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police for alleged derogatory remarks and manhandling of police personnel have reportedly been sentenced to two years imprisonment with the fine of Rupees one lakh by a Delhi court in a case with regard to assaulting an employee of AIIMS, New Delhi in 2016.

However, the former law minister of NCT of Delhi and himself a lawyer by profession, Bharti has been granted bail on furnishing a bond of Rs 20 thousand on the plea that he has an ailing mother and two children to look after. The bail enables him to approach the higher court for justice. The court has in principle admitted that Somnath Bharti is an accused beyond doubt after hearing the procecution.

AAP lawmaker Somnath Bharti has been convicted under various sections of IPC for voluntarily causing hurt, for deterring government servant doing his official duty by the use of criminal force and rioting under sections 323, 353 and 173 IPC including for causing mischief destroying the public property. It may be recalled that AAP MLA Somnath Bharti had been in controversies earlier as well in few cases of alleged raid on a South African woman’s house in Khirki extention and in a case registered by his wife in Delhi Commission of women during the tenure of Congress when Barkha Singh was its chairperson. Just a few days ago Somnath Bharti was arrested by UP police as well when he had visited to inspect a UP hospital giving a statement on derogatory state of UP hospitals etc.


Sunil Negi

Sunil Negi is a senior journalist and president of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum ( Regd). He usually writes on socio political subjects and have been contributing articles in print media for the last several years. Mr. Sunil Negi had been felicitated by All India Achievers conference's Pride of India and excellence awards apart from several other recognitions. He has translated a book on ecological disaster of Uttarakhand of June 2013 and edited and published two editions of Uttaranchal's Who's Who.

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