Shrikant Tyagi Arrested: Noida politician Shrikant Tyagi, who was on the run after a video of him verbally abusing a woman went viral, was arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police from Meerut today.
Following his arrest, Tyagi’s lawyer applied for a surrender in a Greater Noida court and the UP Police announced a reward of ₹25,000 for providing information about him.
Noida Police arrest absconding neta Shrikant Tyagi
According to police sources, Tyagi was arrested from his colleague’s house in Shraddhapuri on the outskirts of Meerut. Sources said that he had planned to travel to Saharanpur via Dehradun, Haridwar and Rishikesh, adding that the politician was in touch with his wife and lawyer.
The Uttar Pradesh administration took strict action against Tyagi after a video of a woman abusing and assaulting a woman at Grand Omaxe Society in Noida went viral. Yesterday, a bulldozer barged into the residential society and vandalized illegal structures at Tyagi’s residence.
Tyagi claimed to be a member of the BJP Kisan Morcha and his social media handle had several photographs of him with top BJP leaders, including party Chief JP Nadda. While the BJP has denied any connection with him, the opposition has targeted the ruling party over Tyagi.
The people of the society accused him of intimidation and intimidation. After the video went viral, some of his supporters had reached the society and started asking about the woman seen in the video. This led to a face-off between them and the residents. Eventually the police reached the spot and brought the situation under control.
As the UP Police started looking for Tyagi, they found that he was a serial offender and had serious charges like attempt to murder and extortion in the last nine cases against him.
The police have also found several vehicles of Tyagi. One of them had an assembly pass and a BJP flag for the MLAs. Another car had BJP Yuva Morcha written on it.
The administration also found that Tyagi’s family owns around 50 shops in Noida and gets rent worth lakhs of rupees. The administration has now conducted a survey to find out if there is any illegality involved.