The Delhi High Court on Tuesday quashed the FIR against AAP MLA Somnath Bharti in a domestic violence case lodged by his wife Lipika Mitra.
Justice Chander Shekhar cleared Bharti after observing that the couple was happily living together now and that his wife did not want to pursue the matter any further.
The court also said that the woman has no objection if Bharti is cleared of the charges.
Last year, the Delhi High Court had allowed Lipika to withdraw her petition seeking cancellation of the bail granted to him in a domestic violence case in view of the settlement of their marital dispute.
In 2015, police had filed an FIR following a complaint of Bharti’s wife, accusing him of the alleged offences of attempt to murder, harassment, cheating, criminal intimidation, causing miscarriage without the woman’s consent, causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means and criminal breach of trust under the IPC.
The AAP leader was arrested in the wee hours of September 29, 2015, after the Supreme Court had ordered him to surrender.
The trial court had granted bail to Bharti observing that he was no longer required for investigation and since he was a member of Delhi Assembly, there were no grounds for apprehension that he may flee.
The investigators had on April 5, 2016, filed a charge sheet before the trial court in the case, claiming that the woman had alleged that Bharti a former Delhi law minister, had endangered the life of an unborn child she was carrying by unleashing his dog on her.
(With agency inputs)