New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Thursday registered a FIR against former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti on the basis of a complaint filed by his wife Lipika Mitra.
"The FIR was registered last evening at Dwarka North police station under Sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 498(a)(cruelty towards partner in marriage) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of IPC," said Joint Commissioner of Police (South-West), Dependra Pathak.
The FIR comes after four attempts of mediation between the Aam Aadmi Party legislator and his wife failed to bear any result and Lipika insisted that the police should now take action against the AAP legislator.
A court had on July 07 dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of the MLA, accused of harassing his wife, saying his application was premature as there was no FIR lodged against him.
Bharti's wife Lipika Mitra filed a complaint of domestic violence against her husband at the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on June 10, 2015, alleging that the AAP leader has been abusing her ever since their marriage in 2010.
When contacted, Lipika today said that she was not yet aware of the FIR against Bharti.
"I have not yet heard from police and am not aware that an FIR has been filed on the basis of my complaint," she said.
(With Agency inputs)