Somnath Bharti’s police custody extended till October 4

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) A court here on Thursday extended, till October 4, the police custody of Aam Aadmi Party leader Somnath Bharti, arrested in a domestic violence case registered by his wife.

Metropolitan Magistrate Manika allowed Delhi Police to quiz the former state law minister for another three days.

Bharti, who surrendered to police on Monday evening, was named in an FIR following a June 10 complaint by his wife, who said he had been abusing her since their marriage in 2010.

She claimed he used to beat and torture her and once even tried to kill her.

Bharti has been booked under sections of the Indian Penal Code relating to attempt to murder, cruelty towards wife, voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapon, criminal breach of trust, attempt to cause miscarriage without woman’s consent, cheating and criminal intimidation.

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