The Delhi High Court dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), accused of domestic violence by his wife Lipika Mitra.

"A team of Delhi Police officers raided his house in Malviya Nagar and his office but he was found absconding from both places," Joint Commissioner of Police Deependra Pathak told reporters.

"We need to arrest Bharti to interrogate him in a case of domestic violence and attempt to murder filed by his wife," he added. Bharti was named in a FIR filed at Dwarka North Police station in west Delhi.

Police stated they filed the FIR following a June 10 complaint by Bharti's wife who said he had abused her since their marriage in 2010. She claimed Bharti used to beat and torture her and once tried to kill her.

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