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AAP MLA Granted Bail by Delhi HC hours after conviction

  • On Saturday a Delhi court granted bail to Aam Aadmi Party MLA Somnath Bharti hours after his conviction in 2016 AIIMS case under various IPC sections for allegedly assaulting and using criminal force against security staff and demolishing the hospital walls. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Kr. Pandey gave the judgement of conviction.

  • The complaint against Somnath Bharti was lodged by AIIMS Chief Security Officer R.S. Rawat with the Delhi Police. The complaint stated that the MLA along with 300 of his supporters attacked the staff while they were on duty.

  • The Court observed, “The prosecution has duly proved that the mob which was gathered on September 9, 2016, at around 9:45 am at the drain (nallah) behind AIIMS New Delhi was gathered there for demolishing the walls and fence possessed by the AIIMS.”

  • The Court did not accept the argument put forth by AAP MLA that the security staffer at AIIMS doesn’t come under the category of public servant.

  • The Court had sentenced him to 2 years in jail and acquitted the others accused, namely Jagat Saini, Daleep Jha, Sandeep Sonu and Rakesh Pandey from all charges made against them.