The Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted bail to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti in the case of assaulting AIIMS security personnel and granted bail and also stayed the trial court order in which AIIMS security personnel were beaten up He was convicted in the case of committing and causing damage to public property.
According to the information, ‘AAP’ MLA Somnath Bharti had challenged the lower court’s order in the High Court to convict himself in the attack on the AIIMS security staff and sentenced to two years imprisonment. Bharti was taken into custody and sent to Tihar Jail after the verdict was pronounced on Tuesday.
Delhi High Court grants bail to AAP MLA Somnath Bharti and also stays the trial court order which had convicted and sentenced him in a case for assaulting AIIMS security staff and destroying public property.
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In his appeal filed in the High Court, he urged the trial court’s ruling to be overturned and the sentence suspended while the petition was pending. He also sought a stay on his conviction in the case. According to the prosecution, on September 9, 2016, Bharti and around 300 others had demolished a wall fence of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here with the help of a JCB operator and attacked the security staff. In this case, in January last, a magistrate sentenced him to two years of imprisonment. The sentence was upheld by a special judge on Tuesday.
Bharti, in her petition filed in the High Court, claimed that the Special Judge had wrongly convicted her and sentenced her. He said that there is no evidence in the case and the trial court verdict is based on a completely false and fabricated story framed by the prosecution. Bharti said in her petition that the magistrate court and even the sessions court failed to realize that she is a sitting MLA for the current and third time and she has a good reputation in the society and spends all her time in social service. He said that the matter is completely politically motivated.