Shrikant Tyagi of Meerut who was on a run from Noida Police was detained on August 9 after a video of him abusing and assaulting a woman went viral. The police were tipped off to his whereabouts.
According to reports, he was constantly attempting to contact his wife and lawyer. The arrest came a day after Noida authorities bulldozed his house in the Grand Omaxe housing society in Sector 93B due to illegal construction.
Not only did the viral video make headlines, but Tyagi was also a self-proclaimed BJP leader on social media. He claimed to be a member of the BJP’s Kisan Morcha’s national executive committee. However, the BJP categorically denied the allegations, and the UP government promised harsh action against him.