The Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday arrested Shrikant Tyagi, who claims to be a Bharatiya Janata Party leader, days after he abused and assaulted a woman at a residential complex in Noida, ANI reported.
Tyagi, who had been on the run since a video of the assault went viral on social media was held in Meerut along with three of his associates, the police said. Earlier on Tuesday, the police had detained Tyagi’s wife for questioning, according to PTI.
On August 5, Tyagi was 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 the Indian Penal Code.
Several videos on social media showed him abusing the woman last week as she tried to stop him from planting trees in the society’s common area, citing violation of rules. Tyagi could be seen pushing the woman and verbally abusing the woman’s husband too.
Several videos on social media show Tyagi abusing the woman as she tries to stop him from planting the trees. Tyagi could be seen pushing the woman and hurling abuses at the woman’s husband too.
Tyagi identifies himself as a national executive member of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Kisan Morcha and…