AAP Legislature Somnath Bharti Arrested For ‘Rioting’ And Damaging AIIMS Property

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4:14 pm 22 Sep, 2016

Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is again struck by a controversy as their legislator Somnath Bharti was once again arrested on September 22, this time for damaging AIIMS property and misbehaving with its guards.

According to Delhi Police, Bharti was arrested from his residence on September 22 and then taken to the Hauz Khas Police Station.


The Delhi Police registered a FIR against Bharti and his supporters on September 11 and that the complaint was filed by All India Institute of Medical Sciences’ (AIIMS) Chief Security Officer R.S. Rawat.

Rawat, in his complaint, said, that Bharti, along with his supporters had “provoked the mob to damage the fence of government property (AIIMS)” on September 9 around 9.45 a.m.


He further alleged that Bharti even gave permission to unauthorised persons with JCB machines to get access inside AIIMS and then misbehaved with security personnel there.

Rawat alleges that six security personnel got injured while trying to stop Bharti and his supporters from damaging AIIMS property.


Following Rawat’s complain, Bharti has been booked under Sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapons), 186 (obstructing public servant), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.

Bharti, however, denies this and has termed these allegations as “wrong”.

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