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Who Is Shrikant Tyagi, Once Caught By Wife Having An Affair, Now Booked For Assault

This is not the first time Tyagi has made headlines. Earlier, in February 2020, he was reportedly caught by his wife having an extra-marital affair.

Shrikant Tyagi
Screengrab from the video in which Shrikant Tyagi has a spat with a fellow resident of Grand Omaxe society in Noida.

New Delhi: Shrikant Tyagi, who claims to be a member of the BJP’s Kisan Morcha, has caught the attention of the media, as well as the social media, for all the wrong reasons. Several viral videos from August 5 showed Tyagi abusing and assaulting a woman resident of the society he lives in in Noida. The videos, which drew the ire of the public, have also led to a political uproar in Uttar Pradesh.

Shrikant Tyagi, who also identifies himself as national co-cordinator of the BJP‘s Yuva Kisan Samiti, was seen threatening a woman against touching the trees planted by him in the park of Grand Omaxe Society in Sector-93 B, Noida. He hurled expletives at the woman for objecting to his attempts to encroach upon society’s property and made derogatory remarks about her and her husband.

BJP Denies Links To Shrikant Tyagi

Tyagi, now absconding, has been abandoned by the party, which denied any links to him, and has Noida Police after him. The police have reportedly seized three of his luxury cars, one of which even sported the word MLA on it. Four associates of Tyagi have been detained for questioning. The plants, which he fought over, have also been uprooted by the residents of the society.

BJP has clearly distanced itself from Tyagi, with Fatehpur Sikri MP and national president of BJP Kisan Morcha, Rajkumar Chahar, releasing a video denying that he was a member. “In a video that has gone viral on social media, a man named Shrikant Tyagi can be seen misbehaving with a woman. I want to inform all of you that he neither is nor was a national executive member of the BJP’s Kisan Morcha. It is my wish that the government takes appropriate legal action against him,” the BJP MP said.

Tyagi has been booked under Indian Penal Code 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).

When Shrikant Tyagi Was Caught Having An Affair

This is not the first time Tyagi has made headlines. Earlier, in February 2020, he was reportedly caught by his wife having an extra-marital affair. According to an IANS report, Tyagi was caught red-handed by his wife Anu Tyagi at a rented flat at Greenwoods Apartment in Gomti Nagar extension, where he stayed with a female friend Mandvi Singh.

High drama had followed after Anu reached the flat after she got wind of the affair with Mandvi, reportedly a social activist. The confrontation led to the women coming to blows and both registering FIRs against each other. A video of the face off had gone viral on social media then.

Shrikant and Anu Tyagi have two young sons, who had then told the police that their mother sustained injuries on her hand in the scuffle.