Somnath Bharti surrenders before Delhi Police

New Delhi, Sept. 28 (ANI): Former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti, who has been accused of domestic violence by his wife Lipika Mitra, surrendered at the Dwarka Police Station here on Monday evening.

“There was a warrant and today the Supreme Court directed me to surrender. So here I am. I was availing my legal remedies not running away from law,” Bharti told the media here.

The Supreme Court had earlier today ordered Bharti to surrender before the Delhi Police.

Bharti had moved the apex court seeking protection from arrest in the case and a direction to restrain the Delhi Police from arresting him till his plea challenging the High Court order is decided.

The 41-year-old AAP lawmaker has been accused of domestic violence and torture by his wife Lipika, whom he married in 2010. (ANI)

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