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Delhi News Highlights: Shrikant Tyagi arrested from Meerut, probe on to find how he got police gunners

Delhi Monkey Pox News, Delhi Excise Policy Updates, Delhi Highlights August 9, 2022: Two bulldozers rolled into Noida’s Grand Omaxe society on Monday morning to raze portions of Tyagi’s residence which encroached into common areas.

By: Express Web Desk
New Delhi | Updated: August 10, 2022 11:29:47 am
Shrikant Tyagi.

Delhi News Today: Shrikant Tyagi, absconding after an FIR was registered against him for abusing and pushing a woman at the Grand Omaxe society in Noida, was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police Tuesday, said senior officials. Tyagi was on the run since Friday, when the FIR against him was registered for assaulting the woman.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said there is no need to panic even though Covid cases are on the rise in Delhi as most new cases were mild in nature. Kejriwal said his government is keeping a close watch on the situation. “Covid cases are rising. We are keeping watch on it and whatever steps needed will be taken. But most cases are mild and there is no need for panic,” the chief minister told reporters here.

Delhi on Tuesday reported 2,495 new Covid-19 cases and seven deaths, the state health bulletin said. The city’s positivity rate stood at 15.41 per cent.

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21:55 (IST)09 Aug 2022
Delhi reports 2,495 fresh Covid-19 cases, 7 deaths

Delhi on Tuesday reported 2,495 new Covid-19 cases and seven deaths, the state health bulletin said. The city's positivity rate stood at 15.41 per cent.

21:45 (IST)09 Aug 2022
CWG medalist Divya Kakran hits back at AAP again, tells its MLA: ‘Played for Delhi from 2011-2017’

Wrestler Divya Kakran, who bagged a bronze medal in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games, tweeted on Tuesday that she played for Delhi from 2011 to 2017. Kakran was responding to Aam Aadmi Party national spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj’s comment on Sunday that she had not played for Delhi and had represented Uttar Pradesh.

On Sunday, Kakran had taken to Twitter to say that she had received no help from the Delhi government though she has been living in the city for 20 years and has been training here. Read More

20:08 (IST)09 Aug 2022
Manish Sisodia a ‘desperate man trying to save his skin’: Former LG Anil Baijal

Former Lieutenant Governor (L-G) of Delhi Anil Baijal Tuesday said the allegations levelled against him by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in connection with the new liquor policy, were “baseless” and “motivated”, and called him a “desperate man saving his own skin by perpetrating allegations against others”.

Last week, Sisodia, who also holds the excise portfolio, said he had written to the CBI requesting a probe into what he claimed was a sudden change in former L-G Baijal’s decision on opening vends in unauthorised areas. This caused “thousands of crores of losses” to the Delhi government, he alleged. He had also claimed the change in decision came “48 hours before implementation of the policy on ground” on November 17, 2021. Read More

19:42 (IST)09 Aug 2022
Shrikant Tyagi got ‘vidhayak’ sticker from ex-MLA, will probe how he got police gunners, says Noida police chief

Shrikant Tyagi, who had been absconding ever since an FIR was registered against him for abusing and pushing a woman at the Grand Omaxe society in Noida last week, was on Tuesday arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police, with senior officers saying he kept changing locations and devices to evade arrest.

Police also explained why Tiwari had a ‘vidhayak (MLA)’ sticker on one of his vehicles. Speaking at a press conference in the evening, Noida Police Commissioner Alok Singh said: “The vehicles seized from the accused run in 001 UP 32 series. He bid for each number plate, and each cost around Rs 1,10,000. On one vehicle there is a vidhayak sticker found. On questioning, he said that through (former MLA) Swami Prasad Maurya (who left BJP for Samajwadi Party in 2021), he was provided the sticker. Tyagi’s driver also painted a UP government symbol on his car on his instructions. We will be taking action against the accused under the Gangster Act. So far, five cars have been recovered – two Fortuners, two Safaris and a Honda Civic – some in his name and some in his wife’s name.” Malavika Prasad reports

18:19 (IST)09 Aug 2022
Tyagi left for Meerut on Friday, say police

Shrikant Tyagi, who was arrested on Tuesday for abusing a Noida woman, left for Meerut on Friday from the Delhi airport, said Noida Police. On Saturday, he left for Rishikesh and re-entered UP on Sunday. Police said he kept changing his devices throughout the journey. 

"Our teams kept tracking his movements, different identities, and the various vehicles. Nakul Tyagi, Sanjay, and his driver Rahul helped to hide him." Alok Singh said.

"The vehicles seized from the accused run in 001 UP 32, series. For every number plate, he did bidding with each cost around Rs 1 lakh 10 thousand. On one vehicle there is a vidhayak sticker found," Singh added.

Police said 5 cars have been recovered from Tyagi. 2 Fortuner, 2 Safaris, and  1 honda civic, some of which are in his name and others in his wife’s name.  Tyagi's driver painted a UP government symbol on his car after his instructions.

Upon questioning, Tyagi told police that he got the sticker through Swamy Prasad Maurya. 

Police said they will take action against Tyagi under the Gangster Act. They added that a high-level inquiry is going on regarding the gunners provided to Tyagi by the Ghaziabad police.

18:02 (IST)09 Aug 2022
Police arrested Tyagi, even after facing many challenges, says Alok Singh

Police were chasing Shrikant Tyagi from Friday, tracking people who helped him hide, Noida police commissioner Alok Singh said in a press conference after the arrest of Shrikant Tyagi who is accused of abusing a Noida woman.

"We caught the main accused from Meerut today. My team is very proficiently competent, the team faced so many challenges and arrested the accused today," Singh said.

Singh said the department has zero tolerance for crimes against women and has been working against it for the past 2.5 years.

17:55 (IST)09 Aug 2022
Tyagi was chased continuously, says Noida police commissioner

The main accused was continuously chased. He went outside the UP border but our teams continuously used human and technical intelligence and worked with other agencies, Noida police commissioner Alok Singh said in a press conference after the arrest of Shrikant Tyagi who is accused of abusing a Noida woman.

Singh said a massive team effort went into catching Taygi as there were eight teams earlier, which was increased to 12.

16:59 (IST)09 Aug 2022
Excise policy row: Ex-Delhi LG says charges against him 'blatant lies, falsehoods', slams Sisodia

Former Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal Tuesday rejected as "baseless and motivated" charges levelled against him by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in connection with alleged irregularities in the implementation of Excise Policy 2021-22.

In a hard-hitting statement, Baijal said Sisodia's charges against him were an attempt by a "desperate man to save his own skin".
Sisodia, who also holds the Excise portfolio in the Kejriwal government, had on last Saturday accused Baijal, who was then LG, of changing his stand on the excise policy and blocking liquor vends in non-conforming areas of Delhi by putting a condition.

He had also said Baijal's decision "benefitted" some licensees while causing "loss" of thousands of crores of rupees to the Delhi government. (PTI)

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16:19 (IST)09 Aug 2022
Covid-19: Delhi schools step up measures, experts not in favour of closure

The rise in COVID-19 cases in Delhi has brought back concerns about school going children, prompting the institutions to come up with online classes and recorded lectures as experts are against school closures.

Health experts believe schools should not be closed. There is, however, a need to reinforce COVID-19-appropriate behaviour, something which the elders and the younger cohort are not adhering to, they said.

As a result, school managements are bringing measures such as sending recorded lectures to students who are ill, allowing online classes for those in isolation and putting study tours on hold. (PTI)

14:27 (IST)09 Aug 2022
Covid cases rising in Delhi but no need to panic: Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said Covid cases are on the rise in Delhi but there is no need to panic as most new cases were mild in nature.

Kejriwal said his government is keeping a close watch on the situation. "Covid cases are rising. We are keeping watch on it and whatever steps needed will be taken. But most cases are mild and there is no need for panic," the chief minister told reporters here.

Delhi on August 7 reported 1,372 new Covid infections and six deaths as the case positivity rate rose to 17.85 per cent, the highest since January 21, according to health department data. (PTI)

13:23 (IST)09 Aug 2022
Shrikant Tyagi, three aides arrested from Meerut

Shrikant Tyagi was arrested from Meerut, days after he was seen in a social media video abusing and assaulting a woman for objecting to his illegal construction at a housing society in Noida. Three aides of Tyagi's were also arrested.

Tyagi, who was absconding since Friday evening, had Monday moved a court in the Gautam Buddh Nagar district with a plea for surrender-related procedures. The hearing in the matter has been listed for August 10. He moved the court plea soon after the Noida Police declared him "absconding" and announced a reward of Rs 25,000 on his arrest.

Before the arrests, Tyagi's wife was once again detained for questioning Tuesday morning in the case lodged at the Phase 2 police station, officials told PTI.

12:45 (IST)09 Aug 2022
UP Police arrests Shrikant Tyagi for assaulting woman

The Uttar Pradesh Police arrested Shrikant Tyagi, who had been absconding since Friday, on Tuesday for assaulting a woman at a housing society in Noida.

12:39 (IST)09 Aug 2022
Barring two, all Delhi districts record normal rainfall

Barring west and northeast Delhi, all districts in Delhi have recorded normal rainfall this monsoon season so far, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD) data.

On an average, Delhi as a whole has recorded 283.6 mm of rainfall against a normal of 300.8 mm since June 1, when the monsoon season starts.

Northeast Delhi has logged 211 mm of precipitation against a normal of 368.2mm, while West Delhi has recorded just 194.4m of rainfall against an average of 332.4mm. West Delhi's rainfall deficit stood at 60 percent on July 12. Southwest Delhi has gauged 344.7 mm of rainfall against a normal of 368.2 mm. (PTI)

12:25 (IST)09 Aug 2022
Delhi logs 1,372 COVID cases, 6 deaths; positivity highest since January 21

Delhi has reported 1,372 new Covid infections and six deaths as the case positivity rate rose to 17.85 percent, the highest since January 21, according to health department data.

The figures pertain to August 7 (Sunday) as the government did not release the daily health bulletin on Monday. On January 21, the positivity rate stood at 18.04 per cent.

The new cases came out of 7,686 Covid-19 tests, the health department bulletin stated.

With the fresh infections and fatalities, Delhi's caseload increased to 19,70,899 and the death toll to 26,336, it said. The number of active Covid-19 cases in Delhi stands at 7,484, down from 8,048 the previous day. As many as 5,650 patients are in home isolation, the bulletin said. (PTI)

12:13 (IST)09 Aug 2022
British-era 'Phansi Ghar', Corona Warriors Memorial to be unveiled on Delhi assembly premises

People will now be able see the newly renovated British-era "Phansi Ghar" (execution room) on the Delhi Assembly premises which is set to be inaugurated by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The chief minister will also unveil a 'Corona Warriors Memorial' on the premises during the event, an official invite said.

Officials said people will be allowed to visit these two places when the Delhi Assembly is not in session.

The 'Phansi Ghar' was used for the execution of freedom fighters. The Public Works Department started the renovation in September last year.

The Corona War Memorial has been built to honour Covid warriors, including doctors, nurses and paramedic staff, sanitation workers and teachers for their supreme sacrifice and remarkable work towards society during the pandemic. (PTI)

12:02 (IST)09 Aug 2022
Letter links Shrikant Tyagi to BJP, had police cover for over a year

BJP leaders deny any link with Shrikant Tyagi, booked by Noida police last Friday after he was caught on video pushing and abusing a woman at the Grand Omaxe residential society in Noida’s Sector 93-B, but a 2018 letter confirms Tyagi’s affiliation to the party.

The appointment letter, dated August 27, 2018, states that he is national co-coordinator (sah-sanyojak) of the BJP Kisan Morcha’s Yuva Kisan Samiti. A BJP leader, whose tenure coincided with Tyagi’s, confirmed to The Indian Express that the letter was genuine and that Tyagi was part of the team from August 2018 to April 2021. Read more

11:40 (IST)09 Aug 2022
At forefront of fight against Shrikant Tyagi, women residents who refused to back down

Ye jo step liya gaya hai ye sirf mahilayon ki wajah se liya gaya hai (this step has only been taken because of the women here),” said one of the several residents of Noida’s Grand Omaxe society on Monday, referring to the FIR against Shrikant Tyagi, booked for abusing and pushing a woman on Friday.

In fact, it was after a video went viral, showing a woman standing up to an abusive Tyagi, that police and BJP leaders jumped into action. Read more

11:31 (IST)09 Aug 2022
Kejriwal hits back at PM Modi’s ‘rewri’ jibe: Those who say this should be declared traitors

Targeting the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his comments on “revdi”, or freebie, politics, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday that people who call welfare schemes provided to ordinary citizens “free ki revdi (sweets)” are “traitors” to the country.

The Chief Minister also accused parties of either promoting “dostvaad” (favouritsm) or “parivarvaad” (dynastic rule) but did not name any party. Read more

11:07 (IST)09 Aug 2022
Zomato delivery staffer dies in manjha accident, family says no passerby helped

A 28-year-old food delivery executive died in a road accident after he fell off his bike and was mowed down by an unknown vehicle on Badarpur flyover Sunday night. Police said they found a Chinese manjha (kite string) stuck to his two-wheeler and suspect this led to the accident.

The deceased, Narender Kumar, is survived by his wife, Vimla, and their two children, Sheenu (5) and Akki (3). His family said he had joined Zomato three-four weeks ago after he lost his job at an auto-parts workshop. Read more

10:55 (IST)09 Aug 2022
Delhi L-G flags ‘delay’ in tabling audit reports, writes to CM

Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena Monday wrote to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal questioning the “delay” in tabling of four CAG audit reports from 2017 to 2021, which were tabled in one go recently, and said this was against rules and procedures.

“It is so not clear if tabling four audit reports in one go afforded enough opportunity for discussion and deliberations in the House on the observations of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India which were serious in nature and called for in-depth introspection by all,” said the L-G in the letter. Read more

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena Monday wrote to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal questioning the “delay” in tabling of four CAG audit reports from 2017 to 2021, which were tabled in one go recently, and said this was against rules and procedures. Saxena also said the L-G office frequently flagged the issue of how the four reports were pending until recently with the Deputy Chief Minister’s office, and a reminder was sent as well.

Meanwhile, a 22-year-old MBA aspirant sustained injuries after a Chinese manjha got entangled around his neck, which left him bleeding severely, while he was riding his motorcycle on Sunday. Right then, a good Samaritan who lived nearby came to his rescue and rushed him to the hospital.

In other news, a court in Delhi sent the accused arrested from Batla House on charges of allegedly being an active member of the Islamic State (IS) to NIA custody till August 16. The accused, identified as Mohsin Ahmad, a resident of Bihar’s Patna, was produced before a special court on Monday. Ahmad was arrested on Saturday after searches were conducted on his premises and elsewhere in a case pertaining to “online and on-ground activities of ISIS” registered by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on June 25.

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First published on: 09-08-2022 at 09:43:54 am
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