A man was booked by the Noida Police on Friday for abusing and assaulting a woman following a heated argument over planting palm trees in a housing society in Sector 93-B, PTI reported, citing the police.
Several videos on social media show Shrikant Tyagi abusing the woman as she tries to stop him from planting the trees. Tyagi could be seen pushing the woman and hurling abuses for the woman’s husband too.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Women Safety) Ankita Sharma told PTI that Tyagi has been booked under section 354 (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) of Indian Penal Code.
Tyagi identifies himself as a national executive member of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Kisan Morcha and national co-cordinator of the Yuva Kisan Samiti of the ruling party, according to PTI. However, BJP Noida Mahanagar chief Manoj Gupta claimed that Tyagi is not a member of the ruling party, reported the Hindustan Times.
“Tyagi was never a BJP worker and we are standing in support of the society residents against this imposter,” he claimed. “Tyagi used to be an assistant of a former BJP leader, who has now moved to Samajwadi Party….