He Should’ve Apologised, But Everything Is Now Being Dragged: Shrikant Tyagi’s Wife

New Delhi: Following Shrikant Tyagi’s arrest, his wife Anu Tyagi while acknowledging that her husband did wrong said that apologies should have been given to him on immediate basis and that everything that followed after the incident was being exaggerated, reported news agency ANI. 

“What happened was wrong, he should’ve apologised. The topic was that he insulted a woman. It should have been handled like that. But everything is now being dragged. Our car, trees, house, everything has suddenly become illegal,” Anu Tyagi, told the news agency.

A video of Tyagi had emerged online where he could be seen threatening and assaulting a woman in the Noida’s Sector 93 Grand Omaxe housing society over plantation of trees. The woman was trying to stop Tyagi from planting trees citing violation of rules. 

Anu stressed that they were just planting trees there. 

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“We were just planting trees. My husband was provoked. He would have said sorry and apologised. I, my children are being treated very badly by everyone around us,” she added.

Shriakant Tyagi was arrested from Meerut on Tuesday. 

According to the Noida Police, Indian Penal Code Sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 447 (punishment for criminal trespass) have been added to the FIR registered on Friday.

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Following his arrest, Tyagi claimed that the incident was political which was done to politically decimate him and added that the woman he assaulted was like a sister to him. 

“I express my regret on the incident. She is like my sister, the incident is political and was done to politically decimate me,” said Tyagi while being taken from the court.

Earlier, the Noida Police said that during police interrogation, Tyagi revealed that he was using MLA sticker on his car which was allegedly given to him by Uttar Pradesh MLC Swami Prasad Maurya as the probe went further.