AAP MLA Somnath Bharti arrested for misbehaving with AIIMS' security guards

On September 11, the Delhi Police booked Somnath Bharti for provoking a mob to damage the fence of AIIMS.

Aam Aadmi Party MLA Somnath Bharti was on Thursday arrested for allegedly assaulting security guards of All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS), ANI reported.

On September 11, the Delhi Police had lodged an FIR against Bharti following complaint lodged by AIIMS’ chief security officer RS 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.

In the complaint, it was also alleged that six security personnel were injured while trying to intervene and stop Bharti and his supporters from damaging AIIMS property.

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.

Bharti, however, had termed the allegations “wrong”.

-With inputs from IANS