BJP’s media, zila staff: Meet Tyagi supporters who barged into society

A district secretary (zila mantri) of the Yuva Morcha and a district media in-charge of the BJP are among the 10 accused named in an FIR registered on Monday morning, hours after a group of men allegedly supporting Shrikant Tyagi barged into Grand Omaxe residential society in Noida’s sector 93B the previous night. The Indian Express met with the families of both men in Loni on Monday.
Police have arrested six persons so far — Nitin Tyagi, Lokendra Tyagi, Rahul Tyagi, Charchil Rana, Prince Tyagi and Ravi Pandit.
Prince Tyagi’s (24) family told The Indian Express Monday that he had gone with six-seven people to visit Shrikant Tyagi’s wife, who is their distant relative, to check on her and her children and offer legal advice as Prince is a practicing lawyer at Karkardooma court.
Outside his house in Prashant Vihar in Loni on Monday, a standee with photos of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP leaders J P Nadda, Yogi Adityanath and Tejasvi Surya, in Hindi, read, “Office Prince Tyagi, district media in-charge, BJP”.
Sunita Tyagi, Prince’s mother, said: “We have never met Shrikant Tyagi. My daughter-in-law is a distant relative of his wife. My son had gone to just meet her and check on her in the aftermath of the incident. Yesterday evening, he went to the gym and later one of his friends informed me that he had gone to Noida with 5-6 friends. I suspect they took him along for legal advice. We only got to know from media reports around 9.30 pm that he has been detained. He is not a gunda (goon) and is being falsely framed.”