NEW DELHI: Delhi Police has arrested AAP MLA Somnath Bharti for damaging AIIMS property wall and not behaving properly with security officials. He is the second party leader who was detained in the past 24 hours.
Bharti was detained by a police team from Malviya Nagar in the afternoon and taken to Hauz Khas Police Station. The case was lodged against him on September 11.
"He was taken to Hauz Khas Police Station and will be produced before a court later in the day," a senior south Delhi police officer said.
Chairman of Delhi Board Amanatullah Khan was arrested yesterday by south-east police as a case of sexual harassment was lodged against him by his sister in law.
Chief security officer of AIIMS R S Rawat registered the complaint against him today.
Complaint reported, “Bharti had provoked the mob to damage the fence of the hospital with JCB at Gautam Nagar Nallah road in order to give access to unauthorised persons inside AIIMS property and also misbehaved with security personnel.”
The case was registered against Bharti under IPC sections 147 (punishment for rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of his public functions), 353 (assault or use of criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty) and 3/4 Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.
"AIIMS is lying. They have been denying legitimate access to Gautam Nagar residents. AIIMS even refused to (go to) PWD meetings. Wherever common man will be troubled I will go. The allegation that residents dismantled the wall is a blatant lie. I will fight in court," Somanth Bharti tweeted.
In 2015, Bharti was captured by Delhi Police regarding the endeavor to murder and aggressive behavior at home case recorded by his better half.
Fifteen AAP MLAs have been reserved by the Delhi Police till now on different charges and 12 have been captured.
AAP tried to protect Bharti, saying the police activity was a "diversionary strategies" in perspective of decisions in Goa and Punjab.
"This is survey season and till the races are not over in Goa and Punjab, captures like these will continue happening," Delhi Health pastor and senior AAP pioneer Satyendar Jain said.