New Delhi: The two-day interim relief granted to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti by Delhi High Court in connection with a domestic violence and attempt to murder case ends on Thursday.
Justice Suresh Kait while passing the interim order also issued notice to the Police, directing it to file a status report in the case by September 17, the next date of hearing.
The order came on the AAP MLA's plea seeking anticipatory bail in view of the non-bailable warrant issued for his arrest by a trial court.
Bharti's wife Lipika Mitra, who was present in court during previous hearing had said that she was "not interested in any reconciliation" with him as he had mistreated and abused her when they were together.
She claimed that despite knowing she was a diabetic and suffered from high blood pressure, Bharti had beaten her up, tried to strangulate her and even unleashed his dog on her knowing that she was seven months pregnant.
Delhi Police had last week registered an FIR against Bharti under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 498A (cruelty towards partner in marriage), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapon), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 313 read with 511 (attempt to cause miscarriage without woman's consent), 420 (cheating) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC.
(With PTI Inputs)