An FIR is filed against Aam Admi Party MLA Somnath Bharti for insulting and outraging the modesty of a woman journalist. As per a copy tweeted by AAP rebel leader Kapil Mishra, the FIR has been filed under sections 504 and 509 of the Indian Penal Code.
FIR registered against Somnath Bharti – A habitual offender
u/s 504, 509 IPC for insulting & outraging the modesty of a woman journalist
महिला पत्रकार पर चारित्रिक टिप्पणी व धंधा करने के लिए टीवी पर बोलने के लिए सोमनाथ भारती पर FIR दर्ज – महिला थाना नोएडा pic.twitter.com/CmLOi0SvYB
— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishra_IND) November 21, 2018
Bharti was speaking in relation to the recent incident of throwing Red Chilli powder on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. During the interaction, Bharti became aggressive and said that the channel will be closed after 2019. He then abused the woman journalist and said ‘bh*dwagiri’ karna band karo’ and ‘dh*ndhe pe baith jao‘.
He has earlier been accused of domestic violence and attempted murder by his wife. She has also accused him of causing miscarriage without the consent of the woman. In 2014, Bharti had carried out a midnight raid in Khirki Extension where Bharti and his aides had allegedly assaulted a Ugandan woman.