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"Ashamed" of Modi Govt. misusing police: Somnath Bharti

Updated: Jul 20, 2016 14:36 IST

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Somnath Bharti on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government of misusing the police.

Bharti against whom an FIR was registered yesterday on charges of allegedly 'instigating' some men to misbehave with a woman earlier this month said that the police officers have confessed that they are under pressure.

"Police officers hv confessed that they are under pressure. Going to DCP South to know more on this," tweeted Bharti.

"Ashamed of such misuse of police by Modi Govt. Video footage reveals that the girls had breached CM security and policemen caught them," he added.

The case has been registered against Bharti at the Saket Police Station under Section 109 of the IPC dealing with punishment of abetment if the act abetted is committed in consequence.

The men he 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 chargesheeted for attempting to kill his wife Lipika Mitra and inflicting cruelty on her in a domestic violence case.

He also faces charges of molestation and assault and promoting enmity stemming from the January 2014 raid on the African nationals in Malviya Nagar's Khirki Extension. (ANI)