Mr. Alok Singh, the Police Commissioner of GautamBudh Nagar, addressed the media on Tuesday. While the press briefing was going on, the cops dragged Shrikant Tyagi and others into the police station.
After taking Shrikant Tyagi and his associates into custody, the Noida Police addressed the press on Tuesday. Meanwhile, when Alok Singh, the Police Commissioner of GautamBudh Nagar, was talking to the journalists, the cops dragged in Tyagi and presented him before the media. Alok informed the reporters about various teams he had formed to arrest and track Tyagi. The Noida Police began their work after they filed an FIR against him. A woman who was the victim of abuse and assault filed a written complaint against him.
The viral video
A video of a brawl between the woman victim and Tyagi had gone viral on the Internet. Reportedly, the woman had an objection to planting trees by Tyagi in her neighborhood. She cited this act as a violation of certain rules. Tyagi hurled expletives in response and assaulted the woman, as seen in the video. He also made derogatory remarks and spoke abusive words for her husband.
The car had stickers of a political leader
CP Singh informed the press about how Tyagi planned to escape via the airport. However, after the video got viral, he changed his mind. He tried to dodge the police by constantly changing his location from Haridwar, Rishikesh, Muzzaffarnagar, and Meerut.
All his vehicles had a specific number, 001. He had purchased these numbers in lakhs. Also, there was a sticker of a political leader on his car. Tyagi alleged that Swami Prasad Maurya gave him this sticker. According to the statements of the police chief CP Singh, Tyagi had installed a radio silencer to prevent the tracking of his location.
Moreover, CP Singh stated that putting the accused behind bars was a challenging task. But his professionally competent team crossed all obstacles and did their job. He assured the public that the administration would not tolerate the ill-treatment of children and women. The department will continue to work against the crime as they have done in the past 2.5 years.
Meanwhile, the Director General of Police has announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh, and the ACP Home has announced Rs 2 lakh for the team that caught Shrikant and his associates.
How did police reach the UP neta?
Police filed an FIR on the charges of criminal intimidation and molestation, including some charges under the IPC section 420. Last Friday, a five-day manhunt started to find Shrikant. As he kept changing SIM cards and phones, it was difficult to track him. Finally, on Tuesday, the police nabbed him in Meerut.
Twelve teams visited Uttarakhand and western UP. There they checked all possible CCTV footage and identified Tyagi in various spots. However, he managed to slip away every time. On Tuesday, the police received authentic information about the location of Tyagi. According to the tip, he was planning to visit the Noida district court to move a surrender plea. Following the information that he would travel via Delhi-Meerut Expressway, the police officials gathered in Meerut at the Partapur bypass. Police teams surrounded his Baleno car and captured him at around 10:30 am.
Initially, Tyagi was planning to escape out of Delhi by taking a quick flight. The officials came to know this during interrogation. He tried to visit the IGI airport on Friday but did not escape as his video went viral. Instead, he drove to Meerut and spent the night there. On the next morning, he went to Rishikesh and changed his phone.
Police reached out to his wife and kept track of his location by questioning her. On Sunday, his location again showed in UP. Cops also took Rahul into their custody, who is Tyagi’s close associate and his gang member. Two other accused include his driver Sanjay and a Baghpat resident, Nakul Tyagi, who helped him dodge the police.
Tyagi had VIP numbers and MLA stickers on his cars to make sure that nobody messed with him. He already had six cases of extortion against him. He also claimed to be a member of BJP KisanMorcha. However, the party has denied all such claims.