New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that it will hear Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti's anticipatory bail plea on Monday, even as he continues to evade law.
However, the apex court also refused to put any stay on the non-bailable warrant issued against Bharti by Delhi Police.
"We mentioned for urgent hearing of the matter before the court of Chief Justice. They have allowed the listing of the matter on Monday," Bharti's lawyer Vijay Aggarwal was quoted as saying by ANI.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had earlier said that the former law minister Bharti, who has been booked in a domestic violence case, is becoming an embarrassment for AAP and his family, and therefore, should surrender.
"Somnath shud surrender.Why is he running away?Why is he so scared of gng to jail?," the Delhi Chief Minister tweeted.
"Now he ( Somnath Bharti) is becoming embarrassment for party n his family. He should cooperate with police (sic)," he added.
The High Court had, on Tuesday, dismissed his anticipatory bail plea saying that the allegations against him were backed by documentary proof.
The AAP MLA is facing a non-bailable warrant against him in a domestic violence and attempt to murder case filed by his wife, Lipika Mitra.