Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti did not get any relief from Delhi’s sessions court. The sessions court upheld the order of two-year imprisonment sentenced by the Metropolitan Magistrate to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti in a case of assault with security guards of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in 2016. Soon after Somnath Bharti’s appeal was dismissed, he was taken into custody and ordered to be sent to Tihar Jail.
The court of Rouse Avenue-based Special Judge Vikas Dhul dismissed the appeal filed against the conviction of MLA Somnath Bharti. Bharti has been convicted for rioting, unlawful gathering, damage to government property. However, the court acquitted Bharti of deliberately hurting her, using a force to obstruct a government employee in her work, etc.
In January, the Metropolitan Magistrate’s court convicted Bharti and sentenced him to two years in prison. At the same time, he was also given bail immediately to appeal against the punishment.
The MLA is not expected to do such an act
The court pronounced the judgment in the case, stating that such an act is not expected from a selected legislator himself. On the other side, there was a security guard who was also stationed in the security of government property. In such a situation, attacking him is as serious as attacking a government employee, so it is justifiable to punish the MLA so that others can also get a lesson. At the same time, the court said that the prosecution has enough and strong evidence to prove the charge against the MLA.
What was the matter?
According to the prosecution, on September 9, 2016, Bharti along with three hundred people arrived with a JCB machine to demolish a wall of AIIMS. They misbehaved with security personnel when security personnel attempted to stop them. In this case, AIIMS Chief Security Officer R.S. Rawat had given a complaint to the police. On the basis of this complaint, an FIR was lodged against Somnath Bharti.