Amethi / Rae Bareli: Aam Aadmi Party MLA Somnath, threw ink on him in Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh on Monday and was later arrested for allegedly making objectionable remarks.
Referring allegedly to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the hospitals in the state, he said he was arrested for criminalization and promoting enmity between groups.
Minutes earlier, a youth threw ink at the Delhi MLA while he was coming out of a guest house. Superintendent of Police (of Rae Bareli) Shlok Kumar said, “Ink was thrown at the AAP MLA, and the case is being investigated.”
According to an alleged video clip, the AAP MLA said in Hindi, “Children are being born in hospitals, but they are dogs.”
Shortly after the ink was thrown at him, Mr. Bharti also canceled a video clip in which he is heard using a derogatory term for Yogi Adityanath while talking about “atrocities on women” in the state.
On the basis of a complaint made by BJP activist Somnath Sahu over the alleged comments made last week, Amethi Police arrested a former Delhi minister, Mr. Bharti, in Rae Bareli on Monday morning.
The arrest occurred less than an hour after the ink-throwing incident. Mr. Bharti has been sent to judicial custody for 14 days, he wrote.
To know that my bail application has been kept pending till January 13, I have been sent to judicial custody for 14 days.
“But for a chief minister using abusive language, you are using derogatory language, you are telling a policeman who is discharging his sin that his uniform will be removed. This is the language of the goons …
Tripathi said, “Arvind Kejriwal is a Chief Minister himself. If he has no slight idea about the post of Chief Minister, then he should apologize to the entire country for the statement made by Bharati for the popular Chief Minister of UP.”
A case was registered against Mr Bharti under section 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication) and section 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) of the Indian Penal Code, Additional Superintendent of Police Daya Ram said.