Justice Chander Shekhar quashed the FIR observing that the couple was happily living together now and Bharti’s wife did not want to pursue the matter any further.
In 2015, the Delhi Police lodged the FIR against Bharti on charges of abusing his wife Lipika Mitra and setting his pet dog to attack her.
A Delhi Court quashes the FIR against AAP MLA Somnath Bharti in a domestic violence case filed against him by his wife Lipika Mitra. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/Zjks9bssj8
— ANI (@ANI) May 7, 2019
The police had then said that the AAP leader had been abusing his wife ever since they married in 2010. Somnath’s wife had in Lipika had in 2015 filed a complaint with Delhi Commission of Women. Later, the Delhi Police on September 2015 filed an FIR for allegedly for domestic violence.