At Noida Society, Bulldozer Action Against Politician Who Abused Woman

A spat broke out between alleged BJP Kisan Morcha member Shrikant Tyagi and a woman at the Grand Omaxe Society in Sector-93 B in Noida a few days ago.

Noida Phase 2 station in-charge Sujit Upadhyay has been suspended for his role in the case.

New Delhi:

Bulldozers today rolled into Noida housing society and brought down illegal structures by a politician accused of abusing and assaulting a woman. Shrikant Tyagi, who says he is from the BJP's Kisan Morcha - a claim refuted by the BJP - is on the run.

Authorities along with police personnel reached the Grand Omaxe Society in Sector-93 B in Noida and demolished the illegal structure at the property of Shrikant Tyagi. Police have also detained Mr Tyagi's supporters who created a ruckus at the housing society following an incident involving Mr Tyagi and a woman. The Noida police has invoked the Gangster Act against Mr Tyagi.

A spat broke out between Mr Tyagi and a woman at the Grand Omaxe Society a few days ago.

Mr Tyagi wanted to plant some saplings but the woman objected to it citing a violation of rules. Mr Tyagi, however, claimed he was within his rights to do so.

Videos of the incident went viral on social media showing Mr Tyagi hurling abuses and assaulting the woman. 

Days after the incident, Mr Tyagi's supporters turned up at the housing complex, shouted slogans and asked for the address of the woman. 

Although Mr Tyagi had claimed he is a member of the BJP's Kisan Morcha and had posted photos of him with senior party leaders, the BJP however has distanced itself from him.

BJP Delhi spokesperson Khemchand Sharma thanked the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh for the "strict action" against the "abusive Shrikant Tyagi".

"Thanks to CM #YogiAdityanath's government for acting strictly against 'abusive' Shrikant Tyagi. His Illegal structures being razed now by noida administration. #ShrikantTyagi @myogiadityanath," Mr Sharma tweeted.

Noida Phase 2 station in-charge Sujit Upadhyay was suspended for his role in the case. Mr Upadhyay was suspended for negligence.

Noida District Magistrate Suhas LY and Noida Police chief Alok Kumar Singh came to the Grand Omaxe residential complex and met with the residents. The District Magistrate said the Noida administration will attach Mr Tyagi's property.

Mr Tyagi has since then been on the run and a search operation is on to catch him. Gautam Budh Nagar police has announced a reward of Rs 25,000 on any information leading to his arrest. According to police, his last known location was Uttarakhand. 

Meanwhile, Mr Tyagi has moved a surrender application in Surajpur Court in Greater Noida. 

Noida MP and BJP leader Mahesh Sharma questioned the police on how supporters of Mr Tyagi could enter a housing society and threaten residents.

"I am ashamed to say this is our government. Find out how did these 15 men enter the residential complex," Mr Sharma said.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has also sought Mr Tyagi's arrest. 

"NCW has also sought FIR and arrest of the accused for assaulting a woman," the NCW tweeted.

The NCW has said it has written to the police to provide police protection to the woman.