In more trouble for the Aam Aadmi Party, former Delhi Law Minister and MLA Somnath Bharti has been accused of domestic violence, as per reports on Wednesday.
AAP MLA’s wife has leveled serious charges against him and has approached the Delhi Commission for Women.
Bharti has been accused of assault and domestic violence and the DCW has issued summons to the leader.
He has been asked to appear before the Commission on June 26.
Confirming the news, DCW chief Barkha Singh said, “Wife said that children were harassed in addition to her being beaten. We have called Somnath Bharti on 26th this month,” as per ANI.
“His (Bharti’s) wife is distressed and said that she was beaten, verbally abused and given death threats,” she added.
On the other hand, Bharti’s wife Lipika Mitra said, “Can’t explain in couple of words. Its been going on since 2010. I want out from this marriage.”
“Want separation and to live with my children with dignity,” Mitra added.
Earlier, Bharti had got in trouble with the police when he had, during AAP’s 49-day government in Delhi, stormed into a house belonging to an Ugandan women and had claimed that illicit activities were going on there.
The AAP leader was booked by the Delhi Police for misbehaving with a woman.
Reacting to the news, Delhi BJP leader Satish Upadhyay said, “If woman at home is not safe, then how will women of city feel safe.”