India Today Impact: Women’s panel seeks arrest of BJP leader who assaulted Noida woman

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Acting on an India Today report, the National Commission for Women has sought the arrest of a BJP leader for allegedly assaulted a woman in a housing society in Noida.

NCW has taken cognisance after a BJP leader (in black tracksuit) allegedly assaulted a woman in Noida. (Video Screengrab)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • NCW has taken cognisance of a BJP leader assaulting a woman in Noida.
  • NCW chairperson has sought the arrest of the accused BJP leader.
  • India Today had reported that Noida Police booked the BJP leader over the incident.

A day after India Today reported that a BJP leader manhandled a woman in a Noida housing society, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken suo motu cognisance of the matter.

NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma has written to the Uttar Pradesh DGP directing him to ensure a fair and speedy investigation into the incident.

The apex women’s panel in the country has also sought FIR and arrest of the accused for assaulting a woman.

@NCWIndia has taken cognizance of the incident. Chairperson @sharmarekha has written to @dgpup to ensure fair and speedy investigation in the matter. NCW has also sought FIR and arrest of the accused for assaulting a woman.
https://t.co/yoYVZlbTxl

— NCW (@NCWIndia) August 6, 2022

BJP leader Shrikant Tyagi was booked by the Noida Police on Friday, August 5, for allegedly abusing and assaulting a woman resident of the Grand Omaxe society in Noida’s Sector-93B.

The woman had objected to plantation of some trees by Shrikant Tyagi, citing violation of rules even as he claimed he was within his rights to do so. In the midst of the spat, Tyagi lost his cool and started hurling abuses at her. When the woman protested, he allegedly pushed and manhandled her.

Videos of the incident were shared multiple times on social media, with one purportedly showing Shrikant Tyagi hurling expletives and assaulting the woman. Tyagi also hurled abusive words for her husband and made derogatory remarks about her.

Following the incident, Shrikant Tyagi was booked by the police.

“Shrikant 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),” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Women Safety) Ankita Sharma told PTI.

“The charges maybe added after due investigation into the case,” the IPS officer said.

Shrikant Tyagi had allegedly illegally occupied the society park, which inconvenienced the other residents. He was served with a notice over the illegal occupancy of the park, but Shrikant allegedly refused to do so and tried to use his position to his advantage.

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