BY SUNDEEP POURANIK
Bhopal/Indore, Nov 17 (IANS) In Madhya Pradesh, troubles are mounting for controversial seer NamdevDasTyagi alias Computer Baba. He will to continue to stay behind bars because the court has not granted him bail and the police are tightening their grip around him.
Computer Baba, who once secured the status of cabinet minister in the Madhya Pradesh government and openly spoke against rebel MLAs after the change in regime from the Congress to the BJP, appears to be surrounded with a number of problems. His ashram in JambooriHapsi Village was recently raised by the anti-encroachment squad.
During the removal of encroachments and the demolition, action was taken to take Computer Baba in police custody for preventive detention. A total of seven persons including Computer Baba were sent to jail. After that, many more cases were registered against them and they have been in jail for the past 10 days.
Civic authorities and the police also took action against Ramesh Tomar, close to computer Baba, on Tuesday. A car owned by Tomar was seize from the ashram.
Computer Baba will have to remain in jail even in the days to come because his bail plea has not been accepted. One of the cases was heard on Tuesday, as well. Rahul Sharma, in-charge of Indore’s Aerodrum police station, told IANS that Computer Baba has been sent to jail since his bail plea is yet to accepted.
It may be worth recalling that Computer Baba had launched a Save Democracy campaign against the BJP and campaigned against the saffron party during the campaign for bypolls. The Congress side is accusing the BJP government of political vendetta.
According to sources, the screws will be further tightened on Computer Baba in the days to come. At the same time, large-scale transactions of money from bank accounts are also being investigated. Action is being taken on his associates and those close to him. The Congress had sent its MLAs to meet him after Baba was arrested, but since then the Congress too, seems to have left him to his own devices.
BY SUNDEEP POURANIK