BJP's Shrikant Tyagi, Booked for Assaulting Woman, Denied Bail in Cheating Case
Tyagi's supporters, arrested for attempting to threaten the woman in the viral video, have been granted bail.
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Purported Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shrikant Tyagi, who was arrested earlier this month for abusing and assaulting a woman in a Noida housing society, was denied bail by an Uttar Pradesh court in a cheating case on Tuesday, 16 August.
The purported BJP leader came under the scanner after a video of him misbehaving with a woman in Noida's Grand Omaxe housing society went viral, following her objections to his ground floor house encroaching on the society's premises.
The court, however, granted bail to two of Tyagi's associates in the case, who had been charged for harbouring him while he was absconding following the incident, news agency PTI reported.
Tyagi was denied bail in the case registered under Sections 419 (cheating by impersonation), 420 (cheating), and 482 (using false property mark) of the Indian Penal Code for "illegally" using cars which had the UP government's official sticker on them.
Tyagi was also denied bail in the assault case registered on 11 August.
He was booked under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 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), 504 (intentional insult to provoke breach of public peace), 506 (criminal intimidation), and 447 (criminal trespass) of the IPC for allegedly assaulting the woman in the housing society.
'Don't Make This Political': Woman Who Was Abused by Tyagi
Meanwhile, Ana Agarwal, the woman who was allegedly assaulted by Tyagi, said in a video message on 15 August that the entire issue should not be converted into a political or caste-based fight.
"(Narendra) Modi ji and Yogi (Adityanath) ji have both done wonders for India and so has the BJP. I don't know if he was actually associated with the BJP or not. But in any case, all BJP members are not bad. All Tyagis are not bad. Just like how all Agarwals are not good," she said.
After absconding for a few days, he was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police on 9 August.
Surajpur Court Grants Bail to Tyagi's Supporters
Six supporters of Tyagi were also granted bail on Tuesday after they were arrested for allegedly entering the society without permission and asking about the address of the woman who was mishandled by Tyagi.
Identified as Prince Tyagi, Nitin Tyagi, Ravi Pandit, Lokendra Tyagi, Churchill and Rahul, they were booked multiple sections of the IPC.
The bail of Tyagi, on the other hand, was rejected by a UP court on 11 August.
He has been charged under IPC Section 354 (assault or use of criminal force on any woman, intending to outrage). The Noida authority also demolished the encroachment outside his house using a bulldozer on 8 August.
(With inputs from PTI.)
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