Somnath Bharti remanded to 14-day judicial custody after arrest by Uttar Pradesh Police
Somnath Bharti

Somnath Bharti remanded to 14-day judicial custody after arrest by Uttar Pradesh Police

His bail plea will be heard by the court concerned on January 13.

An Uttar Pradesh Court on Monday sent Aam Aadmi party leader, Somnath Bharti to judicial custody for 14 days.

Bharti, who is a Member of Delhi Legislative Assembly, has moved an application for his release on bail.

It will be heard by the court concerned on January 13.

Bharti is in Uttar Pradesh to visit and see the condition of schools and government-run hospitals in the State.

Bharti was arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police for the alleged commission of offences under Sections 147 [Punishment for rioting], 332 [Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty], 353 [Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty], 505(2) [Statements conducing to public mischief], 153A [Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony], 504 [Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace], 506 [Punishment for criminal intimidation] of the Indian Penal Code.

BJP's Somnath Sahu had filed a complaint against Somnath Bharti at Jagdhishpur Police Station, Amethi for his allegedly objectionable remarks against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and State hospitals.

Thereafter, another FIR was filed registered against Bharti at Rae Bareli, on a complaint by Atul Kumar Singh, a police personnel.

Earlier today, complainant Singh had gone to arrest Bharti in connection with the case lodged at the Jagdishpur police station.

As per the complainant, Bharti, instead of cooperating with officers, misbehaved with the police personnel and threatened to strip them off their uniforms. It is also alleged that the Bharti's supporters resorted to sloganeering and created an undesirable situation.

The FIR informs that the Bharti was subsequently take away by the Jagdishpur SHO.

[Read the FIR]

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