Former Delhi minister Somnath Bharti on Friday failed to keep his appointment with the DCW after the commission had served the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader with a notice in connection with a domestic violence charge.
“Somnath Bharti did not show up today. The next summons is for July 3. If he fails to come, we will file a report with the police,” DCW chief Barkha Shukla Singh said.
On June 10, the DCW served notice to Bharti after Mitra accused him of domestic violence. She has alleged that she has been facing violence at the hands of Bharti since 2010 and has said that she wants a separation in order to live with her children ‘with dignity’.
Mitra has also disclosed that she has documentary and electronic evidence of the abuses suffered by her.