Bharti skips questioning
Former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti, who has been booked for attempt to murder, domestic violence and other criminal charges on his wife’s complaint, today did not turn up for questioning before police which had sent a notice to him on Thursday night.
According to a senior police official, the notice was sent to the AAP leader’s Malviya Nagar residence last night and the legislator had agreed to come to the Dwarka North police station by 11 am on Friday. Bharti told the police that he would first go to the court and then head towards the police station.
However, when Bharti did not turn up till 2 PM, a police official was sent to his residence. But he was not present there. His mobile phone was also found to be switched off, said a senior official.
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“I don’t think that he will go against the law. If he doesn’t come, necessary action will be taken as per law,” he said. Responding to a question about whether Bharti will be arrested, Bassi said, “Our investigation is on. We will take all necessary steps that are to be taken in the course of the investigation.”