AAP legislator Somnath Bharti arrested by DP for damaging AIIMS property

Photo of Aam Admi Party (AAP) politician Somnath Bharti.

New Delhi: Lawyer turned Aam Admi Party (AAP) politician Somnath Bharti was arrested on charges of damaging All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) property and misbehaving with its security guards at the hospital premises.

Bharti was arrested by the cops of Hauz Khas Police Station, from his residence on the complaints of AIIMS security official.

The Delhi Police had registered an FIR against Bharti and his supporters on September 11, after the complaint was made by the Chief Security Officer of (AIIM), R.S. Rawat.

Rawat, in his written complaint said that Bharti, around 9.45 a.m. on September 9 “provoked the mob to damage the fence of government property (AIIMS)”.

Rawat had further alleged that Bharti gave permission to unauthorised persons with JCB machines to get access inside AIIMS from Gautam Nagar Nallah road side and misbehaved with security personnel.

Bharti and his supporters were booked under Sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapons), 186 (obstructing public servant), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.