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Somnath Bharti sent to two-day police custody

Somnath Bharti, arrested in the wee hours in connection to a domestic violence and attempt to murder case, was on Tuesday sent to police custody for two days by Delhi court.

41-year-old Bharti, who had surrendered before police on Monday  evening, was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Manika who remanded the former Delhi law minister to police custody till October 1 after the investigating agency said some recoveries were to be made from him.

The police, which sought five days custody of Bharti, said he was required for custodial interrogation as he has been <g data-gr-id="12">evading</g> arrest. He was also needed for recovery of a knife, some jewellery and other articles related to the case.

The special public prosecutor, appearing for the police, said that Bharti’s custody was also required in connection with the investigation relating to his pet dog ‘Don’, for which an expert has already been consulted. 

He also alleged that Bharti had unleashed his dog on his wife when she was pregnant and was bitten by it. 
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