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Delhi Court frames molestation charges on ex-mantri

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Published : Jul 18, 2018, 4:31 am IST
Updated : Jul 18, 2018, 4:31 am IST

She had sought lodging of criminal case against unknown persons in the incident.

Somnath Bharti
 Somnath Bharti

New Delhi: Former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti will face trial in connection with the 2014 midnight raid at Khirki Extension, with a Delhi court on Tuesday framing molestation charges against him.

An FIR was lodged by police in the case on the court’s direction after a Ugandan woman filed a plea on January 18, 2014.

She had sought lodging of criminal case against unknown persons in the incident.

Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Samar Vishal passed the directions after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) politician and others pleaded not guilty and said they will face trial.

The court said there was a sufficient prima facie case against all the accused persons to put them on trial. The charges were framed for the offences of molestation, assault, threat, promoting enmity, rioting and others under the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

According to the charg-esheet, on the intervening night of January 15-16, 2014, Mr Bharti and 16 others reached Khirki Extension, Malviya Nagar, and allegedly assaulted Ugandan women living in rented accommodation there.

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