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Uncivil behaviour by Somnath Bharti's lawyer unacceptable: Delhi Commission for Women Chief

Friday, 24 January 2014 - 8:34pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: ANI

Somnath Bharti had alleged that the Ugandan nationals were part of a drug and prostitution racket and asked the Delhi police to raid the place and arrest them. However, the police refused to comply with the law minister's demand.

Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Barkha Shukla Singh on Friday criticised Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti’s lawyer Rishikesh Kumar for his uncivil behaviour following a heated argument between the two.

Shukla had refused to allow Bharti’s lawyer to represent him in the proceedings against Bharti.

“You saw how Somnath Bharti's lawyer screamed at me. Such uncivil behaviour isn't accepted,” said Shukla after the spat.

“The way he (lawyer) behaved with me was very bad. We will be writing to Lieutenant Governor and will be asking for his time. We will forward all the complaints about him to the LG and we will also apprise him about what happened today (Friday),” she added

Meanwhile, Bharti was caught flying kites in a kite flying festival organised by the Tourism Ministry.

DCW had summoned Bharti over the controversial midnight raid led by him, in which four Ugandan women were allegedly mistreated

Bharti had alleged that the Ugandan nationals were part of a drug and prostitution racket and asked the police to raid the place and arrest them. However, police refused to comply with his demand

Earlier on Friday the Supreme Court issued notice to Central Government and Delhi Government on Kejriwal’s recent protest and has asked for reply in next six weeks

The notice was issued during a hearing of Public Interest Litigation (PIL), which was filed by lawyer, ML Sharma, against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over their protest outside the Railway Ministry, which amounted to a breakdown of the constitutional machinery

"The Supreme Court has issued a notice asking few questions as to whether the recent agitation was constitutional or unconstitutional. Whether the Delhi Chief Minister has done anything constitutional by heading this protest or has he broken the law. Whether he should be removed from the office or should he be punished" disclosed Sharma

He added that there was no mention of Delhi Police in the notice

"Supreme Court has not put forward any type of comment or commentary on the Delhi Police," added Sharma

On Thursday, AAP leader Yogendra Yadav ruled out any action against Somnath Bharti saying the Lieutenant Governor has ordered a judicial inquiry into the matter and the report would be out in a month

He also said that Bharti would not be resigning as the Delhi Law Minister

Yadav disclosed that the party investigations found no evidence to suggest that Bharti made racist comments or misbehaved with African women during the raid.

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