Sunday, May 9, 2021
Home India SC asks Bharti's wife if she wants to resolve issues

SC asks Bharti’s wife if she wants to resolve issues

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Lipika Mitra, the estranged wife of former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti whether she was inclined to join mediation efforts as offered by her husband to resolve all issues between them.

An apex court bench of Chief Justice HL Dattu and Justice Amitava Roy issued a notice, asking Lipika to respond by Monday as it fixed the next hearing for 10:30 AM on October 5.

The court declined, for now, the plea by Somnath Bharti for interim bail. However, the court indicated that it may consider the plea for interim bail on Monday.

“We always keep our mind open. Not only mind, but even the heart,” Chief Justice Dattu said as senior counsel Gopal Subramanium appearing for Bharti told the court to keep their mind “open to consider the plea at a later stage on Monday”.

“We have other powers. Under Article 142, we can grant bail here itself,” Chief Justice Dattu told Subramanium as he recounted the sequence of events from September 28 when the court asked Aam Aadmi Party legislator Somnath Bharti to first surrender as police were seeking his custody.

Subramanium wondered if such a course on part of police was warranted when the apex court was seized of the matter and the same was listed for hearing today (Thursday). He said that contrary to the apex court guidelines, Bharti was not allowed to access his lawyer and was shifted from one police station to another after he surrendered.

In the course of the hearing, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi appearing for Delhi Police opposed the interim bail plea to Bharti, saying that the original plea for anticipatory bail had become infructuous after Bharti’s surrender and remand in police custody.

“This is a complete derogation of the authority of this court (apex court) for trial court to grant his police custody” and “it surprises me”, Subramanium told the court, pointing out that the former Delhi law minister was cooperating with the police investigation.

Apparently piqued by Rohatgi opposing his plea, Subramanium wondered over the Attorney General’s appearance in a matter relating to an anticipatory bail.

(IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,511FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,773FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Research Reveals Why Some Patients May Test Positive For Covid-19 After Recovery

Some virus RNA can be reverse transcribed and inserted into the human genome, finds a new study, which may explain why some people who...

Life In The Clock Tower Valley: Spelling Life In Kashmir Valley

Even as another book 'Life in the Clock Tower Valley' emerges from Kashmir, its author, Shakoor Rather says that while many past books have...

Lakshmi Devy: The Doctor-Turned-Filmmaker Is Winning Laurels In US

 Dr. Lakshmi Devy, a doctor by profession has always been passionate about acting and filmmaking and her dreams have come true after she won...

The Practice of Discretion Will Help You Achieve Success

We live in an age where 'innocence is bliss' no more and the call for being discreet but decisive guides every step of the...

The Govt Should Encourage The Use Of Clean Fuels

With the government imposing a green tax on old polluting vehicles, the Indian Auto LPG Coalition (IAC) is advocating the need for this deterrent...

1 Out Of 9 Adults Struggled With Mental Health Amid Pandemic

One in every nine adults consistently had very poor or deteriorating mental health during the first six months of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to...

Major Fuel Pipeline In The US Attacked By Cyber Criminals

Cybercriminals have attacked one of the largest fuel pipelines in the US, prompting an immediate shut down by its operator Colonial Pipeline. Colonial Pipeline, which...

Mild COVID Unlikely To Cause Long-Term Heart Damage

Mild Covid-19 infection is very unlikely to cause lasting damage to the structure or function of the heart, a new study suggests. The researchers, including...

Recent Comments