AAP MLA Bharti arrested, gets bail

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New Delhi: AAP legislator Somnath Bharti was on Thursday granted bail by a court, just hours after his arrest for allegedly damaging a fence at the AIIMS and misbehaving with its security guards.

Metropolitan Magistrate Anuj Agarwal granted the bail after asking him to furnish a personal and security bond of Rs 30,000.

The court directed him to join the investigation whenever required and not to influence witnesses.
The Magistrate warned him not to get involved in any such offence in future.
Bharti was taken into custody from his residence earlier in the day and taken to the Hauz Khas police station.

The Magistrate said he was not inclined to send Bharti to judicial custody as he was a legislator and a member of the Bar and unlikely to flee the process of law.

Bharti, a former law minister in Delhi, has denied the allegations.

Police registered the FIR against Bharti and his supporters on September 11 following a complaint from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Chief Security Officer R.S. Rawat.
Rawat alleged that Bharti provoked a mob to damage the fence at the AIIMS at around 9.45 a.m. on September 9.

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