Who Is Shrikant Tyagi? Alleged BJP Member Seen Abusing Woman In Viral Video

Who is shrikant tyagi?
Shrikant Tyagi was seen abusing a woman in a viral video in a residential complex in Noida. The accused claimed he was a member of Bharatiya Janta Party’s (BJP) Kisan Morcha, but the political party says he is not associated with the party.

Shrikant Tyagi was booked by the police for misbehaving with the woman and launched a manhunt to nab him. Tyagi has reportedly been on the run since the video of him abusing a woman went viral. He was booked under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 352 (assault or use of criminal force on any woman, intending to outrage or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby outrage her modesty).

Tyagi absconded for four days before he was arrested along with three aides from Meerut. The Uttar Pradesh Additional Director General of Police Prashant Kumar’s office confirmed that Tyagi was arrested. The development took place hours after Tyagi’s wife was detained by the Noida police for questioning.

Who Is Shrikant Tyagi?

  • Shrikant Tyagi is reportedly a BJP member. According to his Twitter biography, he is a National Executive Member of the Bharatiya Janta Party Kisan Morcha. He has posted pictures of himself with senior BJP members, but the party claims he is not associated with them.
  • The viral video showed Tyagi threatening, abusing and pushing a woman who was a resident of the housing society. Tyagi also abused her husband.
  • According to reports, the woman had asked Tyagi to remove the palm tree he had planted in the park.
  • Tyagi has reportedly been involved in a dispute with the housing society since 2019. The society administration claims that Tyagi encroached on the common area of the premises.
  • The woman claimed that Tyagi threatened her with dire consequences if she touched the palm tree he planted in the park.
  • Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Ranvijay Singh said the police responded immediately after the viral video came to light. Singh said that the police impounded three of his vehicles that violated the Motor Vehicle Act. He mentioned that Tyagi’s third vehicle had the official symbol of the Uttar Pradesh government on it in violation of the rules.
  • Reportedly, days after the video went viral Tyagi’s supporters showed up at the housing complex, shouted slogans and asked for the address of the woman in the video. The protestors were detained by the police.
  • Bulldozers arrived outside the housing society Grand Omaxe on the Noida administration’s orders to demolish illegal constructions at his residence at the housing complex.
  • While absconding, Tyagi spoke with Press Trust of India over the phone. He claimed the allegations against him were incorrect and claimed that the woman was drunk and misbehaved with him and his family. Tyagi said that he “said a few things in rage” in response.
  • Tyagi said, “Her allegations that I have encroached on society’s common area are incorrect. I had paid extra money for the garden area when I bought the group floor apartment.”

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