Noida-based politician and BJP leader, Shrikant Tyagi has been accused of assaulting a woman and has been caught over camera doing the same.
Tyagi has been on the run since Friday night and has been booked under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 345 (assault or use of criminal force on any woman) over a quarrel over Tyagi planting some trees in the society’s common area, citing violation of rules. He claimed he was within his rights to do so.
Additional Director General of UP police (law and order) Prashant Kumar said in Lucknow that efforts are on to nab Tyagi. “The in-charge of the local police station has been suspended. Besides him, a sub-inspector and four constables have also been suspended for laxity in work,” the ADG said. “Two personal security officers (PSOs) have also been provided to the woman complainant in the case,”
“Efforts are on nab the accused. The UP government and the Director General of Police have made it clear that such incidents won’t be tolerated,” he added.
The BJP has distanced itself from the accused and several leaders of the party have called for his arrest.
The UP police have suspended 6 police officials for lax work, these include a sub-inspector, four constables.