The chairperson of the National Commission for Women, Rekha Sharma, has written to the Uttar Pradesh Police Director General calling for the arrest of the accused and a fair and speedy investigation into the matter.
Noida: The National Commission for Women said on Saturday it was made aware of the incident involving a politician who allegedly assaulted a woman after a dispute at a housing society in Noida.
The chairman of the commission, Rekha Sharma, has written to the Uttar Pradesh Police Director General calling for the arrest of the accused and a fair and speedy investigation into the matter.
On Friday, Noida police had booked politician Shrikant Tyagi in the case.
While the politician emphasized that he is a member of the BJP’s Kisan Morcha and his photos with senior leaders appeared on social media, the party’s local unit said he is not associated with them.
The dispute took place during the day at the Grand Omaxe society in Sector-93B here when the woman objected to Tyagi’s planting of some trees, citing a violation of the rules, even as she claimed it was her right to do it.
Multiple videos from the episode surfaced on social media, one allegedly showing Tyagi swearing and assaulting the woman. He also used abusive words towards her husband and made derogatory comments about her.
“Shrikant Tyagi has been booked under Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code (assault or use of criminal force against any woman, with intent to outrage or knowing it is likely to outrage her modesty),” said Deputy Commissioner for Additional Police (Women). Security) Ankita Sharma.
“The charges may be added after due investigation of the case,” the IPS official said.
Tyagi identifies himself on social media as the national executive member of the BJP’s Kisan Morcha and the national coordinator of the ruling party’s Yuva Kisan Samiti.
According to the officials, a local police team was sent to the housing society at night, but Tyagi did not open the doors of his house.
“He was threatening to unleash his dogs on the police officers, which prevented their arrest. The police team was waiting outside his house,” another officer said.
Additional DCP Sharma said Friday night that Tyagi is on the run and police teams are searching for him. Meanwhile, BJP Noida unit chief Manoj Gupta said Tyagi is not associated with the party.
“He had come to the party about four or five years ago with Swamy Prasad Maurya, who has now left the BJP. Tyagi was his disciple and not a member of the BJP,” Gupta said.
He said that the BJP supports the residents of the society in the particular case and the common people in general, adding that they also want to take action against Tyagi.
When contacted, Tyagi told PTI over the phone that he is associated with the BJP and claimed that the woman had first instigated that fight by misbehaving with him.
“She was drunk and started to misbehave with me and my family. After which I said a few things in anger. Her claims that I have invaded the common area of society are incorrect. I had paid extra money for the garden area when I bought the ground floor apartment,” Tyagi said.
As controversy mounted and the BJP sought to distance itself from Tyagi, his photos with top party leaders such as JP Nadda and Swatantra Dev Singh surfaced on social media. His unverified Twitter account, which is blocked from the public, also described him as a BJP worker. Further legal proceedings are underway in the case, police said.
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