NEW DELHI (TIP): Controversial AAP MLA Somnath Bharti, evading arrest for the third consecutive day in a domestic violence and attempt to murder case lodged by his wife, is behaving like a “professional criminal”, Delhi Police said on Saptember 24.
In fresh trouble for Bharti in another case, the Delhi government sanctioned his prosecution for allegedly leading a midnight raid against a group of African women in south Delhi last year.
Delhi Police, which carried out raids across Delhi and some neighbouring cities in the last three days to arrest him after the high court rejected his plea for anticipatory bail, said the lawmaker was changing his locations and mobile phones frequently. However, the police added he would be nabbed soon.
“Bharti is evading arrest and behaving just like a professional criminal, changing his locations and mobile phones from time to time,” southwest Delhi joint commissioner of police Dependra Pathak told reporters here.
Pathak said several police teams have been deployed in the operation and they have been sent to various potential hideouts of the former law minister, who has been booked for alleged attempt to murder and domestic violence based on a complaint filed by his wife, Lipika Mitra.