The incident involving Ugandan woman was not the only one when Bharti flexed his muscles. On January 11, Bharti had visited a restaurant near PVR Saket, which remains open for 24/7, and asked the manager for establishment license, following which a ruckus broke out. The manager had then telephoned the police with whom Bharti even had a heated argument. The police had then lodged a complaint against Bharti in the police station. In the status report submitted to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, Delhi Police Commissioner Bhimsen Bassi had also mentioned this incident.

According to the police, Somnath Bharti along with his supporters had reached a 24/7 restaurant around 12:30 am on January 11. He had demanded establishment license from the shop manager, who told Bharti that they have the license and the shop has all the necessary permissions to run 24 hours. The manager also told him he would show the license next day as it is with the shop owner. Then there was a heated argument between the two. The manager then informed about the incident to the local police, following which the sub-inspector reached the spot. Bharti then refused to talk to the sub-inspector and asked to call the Station House Officer at the shop.

On noticing a drunken youth at the shop, Bharti asked the police official as to how he would handle him. The policemen replied that they would drop him back home. Saket SHO Ritu Raj had to intervene in the matter and ordered closure of the restaurant for the day.

JPN/Bureau

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