Somnath Bharti convicted on charges of assaulting AIIMS security staff

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A Delhi Court on Saturday convicted Aam Admi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti for assaulting AIIMS security staff in a case registered in 2016.

The court has acquitted four other persons accused in the same matter.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Kumar Pandey on Friday passed a judgement in the matter and stated: “Court is of the considered view that prosecution has duly proved its case beyond all reasonable doubt against accused Som Nath Bharti regarding charges of an offence punishable under section 323/353 read with Section 149 IPC and charge of an offence punishable under section 3 of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984 and charge of an offence punishable under section 147 IPC read with Section 149 IPC and he is held guilty and convicted for the same.”

The court has held guilty the Aam Admi Party MLA under section 353 of IPC (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and IPC 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) read with section 149 (Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of an offence committed in prosecution of common object) of Indian Penal Code.

Court has also held him guilty in the charge of an offence punishable under section 3 (Mischief causing damage to public property) of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984.

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