The court allowed the plea for custodial interrogation of Bharti after police’s counsel had stated that questioning of the former law minister of Delhi was important to further the investigation. The court has also allowed food, medicine and fruits for Bharti during his police remand as he is a diabetic.
AAP leader Somnath, who on Monday night surrendered at a local police station in Southwest Delhi’s Dwarka, was today sent to two days police custody in connection with the domestic violence and attempt to murder case filed against him by his wife Lipika Mitra. The court allowed the plea for custodial interrogation of Bharti after police’s counsel had stated that questioning of the former law minister of Delhi was important to further the investigation. The court has also allowed food, medicine and fruits for Bharti during his police remand as he is a diabetic.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Bharti, against whom a case of attempt to murder and domestic violence was filed by Delhi on his wife Lipika Mitra’s complaint, was directed to surrender after his anticipatory bail was rejected by both High court and Apex Court earlier this month.Ever since a trial court issued an NBW against Bharti, Delhi police had been attempting to take him in custody. On Monday night he finally surrendered before the police and told reporters that he was not running away from the law and was only availing legal remedies made available by the constitution of India. Bharti was formally arrested around 4 am today after he underwent a medical examination. Police sources told dna that he was briefly questioned by investigators before he went to sleep in a lockup in Dwarka South police station. According to officials Bharti was asked questions about his relationship with his wife and also asked about his whereabouts ever since an non-bailable warrant was issued against him by a trial court.. While Bharti told cops that the allegations of domestic abuse were false and the ‘matter was between him and his wife’, the AAP legislator remained tight lipped when asked about the period in which he managed to give Delhi cops a slip. Sources had told dna that Bharti was hiding in Agra where police teams had been spending their time trailing him. “Investigators asked him about his whereabouts and the people who police suspect of helping him to avoid arrest. Mr Bharti did not respond even on being asked the same questions repeatedly,” said a officer who part of the team questioning Bharti.