New Delhi: An First Information Report (FIR) was lodged against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti for allegedly ‘instigating’ some men to misbehave with a woman earlier this month.
 
The FIR was filed at the Saket Police Station under IPC section 109 – punishment of abetment if the act abetted is committed in consequence.
 
The men Somnath Bharti allegedly instigated have been booked under IPC sections 354 – Assault or criminal force to woman, 323 – Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt, 506 – Punishment for criminal intimidation and 509 – Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman.
 
Earlier, Bharti had been booked by the police for a case of attempted murder and domestic violence filed by wife Lipika Mitra.
 
He also faces charges of molestation and assault and promoting enmity stemming from the January 2014 raid on the African residents of Khirki Extension in his constituency.
 
(With inputs from ANI)