Former law minister of AAP Delhi Government Somnath Bharti was arrested today over charges of assault and inciting a crowd to damage property.
Another lawmaker, Amanatullah Khan, was arrested yesterday on a sexual assault complaint by his relative. He was released on bail hours after Mr Bharti’s arrest for allegedly misbehaving with security guards at Delhi’s AIIMS hospital earlier this month.
The 42-year-old legislator tweeted about his own arrest.
Mr Bharti is out on bail in a case of domestic violence filed by his wife last year.
AIIMS or the All India Institute of Medical Sciences had filed a complaint alleging that he and 27 of his supporters of misbehaved with guards on September 6.
“Bharti provoked the mob to damage the fence of the hospital… to give access to unauthorised persons inside AIIMS property and also misbehaved with security personnel,” said the complaint.
Mr Bharti has called the charges false and has said that AIIMS had denied “legitimate access” to people. “The wall will have to go in larger interest of residents, come what may,” the legislator tweeted later.
Last year, he was arrested after his wife accused him of abuse.
Mr Bharti is the 13th AAP leader to be arrested since the party came to power last year, and this is the 15th arrest.