Delhi High Court quashes FIR accusing AAP MLA Somnath Bharti of domestic violence

Mitra had on June 10, 2015, filed a complaint against him for allegedly subjecting her to domestic violence and trying to kill her

By PTI in New Delhi
  • Published 7.05.19, 1:13 PM
  • Updated 7.05.19, 1:13 PM
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Justice Chander Shekhar allowed Somnath Bharti's (in picture) plea to quash the criminal case after noting that Bharti and his wife Lipika Mitra are living happily together. (Wikimedia Commons)

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday quashed an FIR accusing AAP MLA Somnath Bharti of domestic violence.

Justice Chander Shekhar allowed Bharti's plea to quash the criminal case after noting that Bharti and his wife Lipika Mitra are living happily together.

The court noted that the woman has no objection if the FIR is quashed.

It had earlier allowed Bharti's wife to withdraw her petition seeking cancellation of the bail granted to him in the domestic violence case in view of the settlement of their marital dispute.

Mitra had on June 10, 2015, filed a complaint against him with the Delhi Commission for Women and an FIR was lodged by the police on September 9, 2015 for allegedly subjecting her to domestic violence and trying to kill her.