AAP MLA Somnath Bharti Arrested
- Yet another blow to AAP
New Delhi: Aam Admi Party MLA Somnath Bharti was arrested on Thursday for allegedly assaulting AIIMS hospital security staff. The former minister Bharti was arrested based on the complaint registered on September 9 by AIIMS hospital. The complaint was registered with the Hauz Khas police station under IPC section 147 (punishment for rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapons), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of his public function), 353 (assault or use of criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty), and to prevention of damage to public property act.
This comes as another set back to the Aam Admi Party (AAP), ruling party in the National capital. One of the top leaders in ruling party, Somnath Bharti allegedly provoked the mob to enter into the AIIMS hospital and to damage the hospital. The mob misbehaved with the hospital’s security staff. According to chief security officer, Bharti provoked the crowd to break the hospital fencing with JCB at Gautham Nagar Nallah road to enter AIIMS property and misbehaved with the security personnel.
Bharti had rejected the allegations made by AIIMS hospital and said that there was legitimate access to Gautam Nagar residents.