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AAP MLA Somnath Bharti arrested for misbehaving with AIIMS guards

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India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [Updated:22 Sep 2016, 12:40:36]

The Delhi Police today arrested AAP MLA Somnath Bharti from his Green Park office on charges of assaulting security guards at the AIIMS.

Health Minister and AAP’s Satyendra Jain said that Bharti was being targeted because he is doing good work.

“Whoever will do work, will be arrested. There is nothing wrong in getting arrested. Mahatma Gandhi too was arrested,” he said.

arlier this month, the Malviya Nagar MLA and his supporters were booked for damaging AIIMS property and misbehaving with its security guards.

The Delhi Police registered an FIR following the complaint of AIIMS Chief Security Officer RS Rawat. 

Rawat, in his written complaint at south Delhi's Hauz Khas police station, said that Bharti, at around 9.45 a.m. on September 9 "provoked the mob to damage the fence of government property (AIIMS)".

"Bharti gave permission to unauthorised persons with JCB machines to get access inside AIIMS from Gautam Nagar Nallah road side and misbehaved with security personnel," said a police officer, citing Rawat's complaint. 

In the complaint, it was also alleged that six security personnel were injured while trying to intervene and stop Bharti and his supporters from damaging AIIMS property. 

Bharti and his supporters have been booked under Sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapons), 186 (obstructing public servant), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act. 

Bharti was earlier booked in a domestic violence case filed against him by his wife Lipika Mitra. He was later granted bail in the case.

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