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AAP MLA Somnath Bharti sent to two-day police custody in Domestic violence case

AAP MLA Somnath Bharti was sent to two day police custody by a court on Tuesday.

Bharti is facing charges of attempt to murder and domestic violence case filed by his wife

Former Delhi Law Minister was arrested yesterday after he surrendered at the Dwarka police station.

41-year-old Bharti was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Manika who remanded the AAP MLA to police custody till October 1 after the investigating agency said some recoveries were to be made from him.

The police, which sought five days custody of Bharti, said he was required for custodial interrogation as he has been evading arrest. He was also needed for recovery of a knife, some jewellery and other articles related to the case.

The special public prosecutor, appearing for the police, said that Bharti’s custody was also required in connection with the investigation relating to his pet dog ‘Don’, for which an expert has already been consulted.

He also alleged that Bharti had unleashed his dog on his wife when she was pregnant and was bitten by it.

The police custody plea was opposed by advocate Vijay Aggarwal, who appeared for Bharti, saying the agency had enough time to go to different places and recover the articles as the FIR in the case was registered around three months ago after his wife lodged the complaint.

Aggarwal contended that the dog was also available whenever the agency needed it for investigation and claimed that Bharti does not know anything about the missing articles which police wants to recover.

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