New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday quashed an FIR against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti in a domestic violence case filed by his wife Lipika Mitra. Also Read - Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai Tests Positive for COVID-19
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 also noted that the woman has no objection if the FIR is quashed. Also Read - Third Wave of COVID-19 Delhi: CM Kejriwal Blames Pollution For Rising Cases, Says Situation Will be Under Control in 7-10 Days
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. Also Read - Delhi HC Allows AAP Govt to Reserve 80% of ICU Beds For COVID-19 Patients in 33 Private Hospitals
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.
The police had said that the AAP leader had been abusing his wife ever since they married in 2010.