An FIR has been registered against Aam Aadmi Party MLA Somnath Bharti for allegedly ‘instigating’ some men to misbehave with a woman. Police has registered a case under IPC section 109 against him in which he has been charged for abetment.

The men that he instigated have been booked under IPC sections 354- Assault or criminal force to woman, 323- Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt, 506- Punishment for criminal intimidation and 509- Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman.

b’Somnath Bharti | Source: PTI’

It is not the first time that Bharti has been chargesheeted. Earlier he was booked for attempting to kill his wife Lipika Mitra and inflicting cruelty on her in a domestic violence case.

He is also accused of molestation and assault, promoting enmity stemming from the January 2014 raid on the African residents of Khirki Extension in his constituency.

(With inputs from ANI)