Tyagi, who claims to be a member of BJP’s Kisan Morcha, has been disowned publicly by the party.
UP: Noida administration demolishes illegal construction at Shrikant Tyagi’s residence
On Monday, with chief minister Yogi Adityanath ordering strict action against him and seeking a report from the home department, police said they were initiating proceedings under the Gangsters Act against Tyagi and announced a reward of Rs 25,000 for information on his whereabouts.
Tyagi had allegedly encroached on the society’s common area in the flat’s backyard with wooden and glass constructions. A portion of the lawn was also encroached by him. This was what led to the argument with residents, who had objected to him planting palm trees in the common area. A video surfaced last Friday showing Tyagi’s standoff with a fellow resident over this. He was booked under Section 354 of the IPC for pushing her.
The bulldozers, accompanied by a police team, got to work around at tower D of the society at 9am.
Residents demanded Tyagi’s arrest at the earliest. Colonel Ajit Singh, a resident, said, “Tyagi has no fear of law. It is evident from his abusive behaviour even after knowing that the entire incident was being recorded. A similar thing happened in 2019, but he still went ahead with illegal constructions. We demand his arrest.”