Allahabad HC seeks govt's reply on goon neta Shrikant Tyagi's bail plea

The Allahabad High Court has directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file a reply within three weeks on a bail application filed by Shrikant Tyagi. He was arrested on August 9 for assaulting and abusing a woman in Noida.

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Shrikant Tyagi was arrested on August 9 for assaulting and abusing a woman in Noida. (PTI/FILE)

The Allahabad High Court on Friday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file a reply within three weeks on a bail application filed by Shrikant Tyagi, who was arrested for assaulting a woman resident in a Noida society.

While hearing the bail plea, Justice Mayank Kumar Jain asked the additional government advocate to file a counter affidavit within three weeks. The court has fixed October 17 as the next date of hearing.

Shrikant Tyagi was earlier granted bail in connection with three cases but remained in jail as he was booked under the Gangster Act by the Delhi Police by a sessions court. On Thursday, a Prayagraj court granted bail to Shrikant Tyagi in the remaining case.

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He was arrested on August 9 for assaulting and abusing a woman on the premises of Grand Omaxe in Noida Sector 93B on August 5. The incident took place when the woman objected to the plantation of some trees by Tyagi, citing a violation of rules even as he claimed he was within his rights to do so.

Shrikant Tyagi has been booked under sections 354 (outraging modesty of woman and assault), 447 (criminal trespass), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.

He had earlier claimed to be the national executive member of the BJP's Kisan Morcha and the national co-coordinator of its Yuva Samiti, even as the party denied any links with him.

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