Noida: Bulldozers demolish encroachments of 'BJP member' who abused woman
Bulldozers entered the Grand Omaxe Society at Noida on Monday and demolished illegal structures belonging to a man who abused a woman resident last week. Reportedly, a member of the Kisan Morcha of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shrikant Tyagi was seen pushing and verbally abusing a woman resident in a viral video on Thursday. Tyagi has since been on the run.
Noida authorities reached the Grand Omaxe Society in Sector 93-B at 9:30 am with bulldozers and demolished the encroachment structures built by Tyagi. The administration destroyed two large glass roofs, a wooden porch-like structure, extended walls, and even the interior of Tyagi's home. "Authorities should have taken this action long ago, but we still welcome it," residents at the Grand Omaxe said.
#WATCH | Uttar Pradesh: Illegal construction at the residence of #ShrikantTyagi, at Grand Omaxe in Noida's Sector 93, demolished by the Noida administration.— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) August 8, 2022
Tyagi, in a viral video, was seen abusing and assaulting a woman here in the residential society. pic.twitter.com/xThZ2wF3gS
UP Police traced Tyagi's last known location to Uttarakhand-somewhere between Haridwar and Rishikesh. Several officials visited the state but failed to nab him as he escaped when police were 10 km away from his location. Officials traced his location with two secondary phones via which he contacted his lawyer and associates, India Today reported. Officials also announced a Rs. 25,000 bounty on Tyagi.
In a shocking turn of events on Sunday, a group of men entered Grand Omaxe and looked for the woman who was abused by Tyagi in the said viral video. According to the police, six men from 'Tyagi's side' entered the society forcefully but were later detained. The Uttar Pradesh Police also bumped up security outside the gates and provided protection for the woman.
Currently absconding, the police booked Tyagi under the Gangster Act. Additionally, the UP Women's Commission also demanded his immediate arrest. Facebook and Instagram profiles with more than one lakh followers that seemingly belong to Tyagi describe him as 'National Executive Member, BJP Kisan Morcha'. This is corroborated by a BJP document from 2018 that enlists him as a member of the Kisan Morcha.
In a verbal spat between Tyagi and a female resident of Grand Omaxe last week, the former hurled expletives at the woman. The woman asked him to stop planting saplings as it violated society's rules, after which he assaulted her and spoke ill about her husband. BJP has distanced itself from Tyagi, and local leaders on Monday thanked Yogi Adityanath for the demolition.
Longer version of the video where BJP leader Shrikant Tyagi is seen abusing a woman.— Mohammed Zubair (@zoo_bear) August 5, 2022
Warning : **Abusive language** pic.twitter.com/1ahGdEjIUq