Former Madhya Pradesh minister Namdeo Tyagi alias Computer Baba was arrested on Sunday morning during the demolition of the portion of his ashram “illegally built on 2 acres of government-owned land” in Hatod area of Indore. Six of his supporters have also been taken into custody for protesting against the city administration’s action to raze the alleged illegal structure.
Baba and his six associates were arrested under Section 151 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) after they attempted to obstruct the administration against the illegal construction, Superintendent of Police (western region) Maheshchandra Jain said, adding that they were sent to the central jail.
“We had served a show-cause notice in the name of the occupants, but they were not ready to vacate it, so we went ahead and removed the encroachment by force,” Singh said.
The demolition exercise was carried out in heavy police presence. Officials have seized a 315-bore rifle, a pistol, a kirpan, an airgun, two motorcycles and two four-wheelers from the ashram.