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first_imgBhartis wife said “I do not want to get pregnant anymore as my husband is not faithful to me. I do not think anything will work after reconciliation.” The SPP contended that the petitioner, after getting indulgence from this court, had deliberately lodged a media hype and tried to intimidate the complainant. “Showing scant regard to this court, the petitioner has been openly discussing merits of this case and trying to elicit some response from the complainant which could be used to his benefit. “The accused not only tried to intimidate the complainant but also tried to pressurise the officers involved in the investigation of this case by making numerous calls, recording the same and playing it before media,” he said. He said “the accused person walked into police station at 2 am and threatened the officers present there to record his presence. He was evading his presence so far and misused the indulgence granted by this court.” The SPP opposed grant of any interim protection to Bharti saying said he was an influential person due to which no one was coming forward to depose against him. The court then asked the AAP MLAs counsel why did he go to the police station at late night. “Call him to the court tomorrow, and if he loves going to police station, then I will send him from here. … once you (Bharti) got relief, you act like a lion and go here and there,” the judge remarked. In his bail plea, Bharti has claimed that the offence under section 307 (attempt to murder) was not made out, as even the allegations made, did not show he had any intention of committing the offence. “Hence, the invocation of section 307 IPC is merely a ploy to harass the applicant,” the petition said. Countering his claim, the police said the act of strangulation and dragging her when she was pregnant attracts more serious offence than 307 of IPC. Lipika had filed a complaint of domestic violence with Delhi Commission for Women on June 10 alleging that her husband had been abusing her since their marriage in 2010. She had also given a complaint to the police in this regard. Delhi Police then registered an FIR against Bharti under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 498A (cruelty towards partner in marriage), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapon), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 313 read with 511 (attempt to cause miscarriage without womans consent), 420 (cheating) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC. PTI PPS HMP ARClast_img

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