Khirki raid: Delhi HC may pronounce order on Bharti's plea for FIR against cops

A Delhi court is likely to pronounce its verdict in the case involving former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti in which he had sought an FIR against unknown police personnel for allegedly implicating him in a molestation case during the midnight raid.

New Delhi: A Delhi court is likely to pronounce its verdict in the case involving former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti in which he had sought an FIR against unknown police personnel for allegedly implicating him in a molestation case during the midnight raid.

During the hearing, Bharti and his counsel argued that the law was “grossly misused” by the police.

Bharti claimed that he has been framed in the case due to "political vendetta".

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader, along with 17 others, was implicated in the case for allegedly molesting African women during the midnight raid.

"They (police) have framed me for political vendetta and FIR should be lodged against them under section 211 (false charges with intent to injure), 217 (public servant disobeying direction of law), 218 (public servant framing an incorrect record), 219 (public servant in a judicial proceeding corruptly making an order) and 220 (confinement by a person, contrary to law) of IPC," Bharti said.

During the proceedings, Bharti's counsel alleged that police officials had cooked up the statements of witnesses and withheld crucial facts to book his client.

The court, after hearing the arguments, reserved its order on the plea.

"Have received the complaint case by the order of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM). Arguments heard in detail on the plea seeking registration of FIR under 156 (3) of CrPC (magistrate empowered to order investigation for cognizable offence) against unknown police officials. Put up for order on November 3," the Magistrate said.

(With PTI Inputs)

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