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SC rejects Somnath Bharti bail plea, asks him to surrender today

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected Delhi MLA Somnath Bharti's anticipatory bail plea and asked him to surrender today in a domestic violence case.Sending a stern message the apex court said, If you
India TV News Desk September 28, 2015 20:07 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected Delhi MLA Somnath Bharti's anticipatory bail plea and asked him to surrender today in a domestic violence case.

Sending a stern message the apex court said, If you are a responsible citizen, then don't run away,Surrender first and then come to court."

The apex court will only hear the matter on October 1 if Bharti complies with the order and surrenders.

“Yes, he has been asked to surrender. I will inform my client as soon as I establish contact,”Vijay Aggarwal, Bharti's lawyer told reporters this noon.

Bharti was seeking protection from arrest in a domestic violence and attempt to murder case in which the Delhi High Court had earlier rejected his petition for anticipatory bail.

A bench of Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice Amitava Roy had on Thursday fixed the matter for hearing on September 28 after senior advocate Pramod Swaroop, appearing for Bharti, mentioned the petition before it.

Lipika ( Bharti's wife)  had filed a complaint of domestic violence with Delhi Commission for Women on June 10 alleging that her husband had been abusing her since their marriage in 2010. She had also given a complaint to the police in this regard.