District administration in Indore continued its demolition drive against illegal constructions belonging to former Madhya Pradesh minister Namdeo Tyagi alias Computer Baba in Indore.

Authorities used earthmovers to demolish encroachments in Super Corridor area of Indore.

On Sunday, a portion of his ashram 'illegally built on 2 acres of government-owned land' in Hatod area of Indore was demolished. 

'Computer Baba' and six of his supporters were arrested for protesting against the city administration's action to raze the alleged illegal structure.

In 2018, 'Computer Baba' was given Minister of State status by the previous BJP government of Shivraj Singh Chouhan. However, he parted ways with the BJP and joined the Congresss after alleging inaction on illegal sand mining going on in the Narmada river. 

After 2018 state assembly elections, the Kamal Nath-led government appointed him as the head of a river trust.

The Congress is now claiming that the demolition drive is a witchhunt by the state government.

However, Indore ADM AD Sharma told media persons on Monday that few land registries in Computer Baba's name have been recovered which prove his direct involvement in land transactions. 

"Today encroachments were removed from Super Corridor on IDA's 20,000 sq.ft land worth Rs 5 crores approximately," he said.