Bhopal: Case against ‘Computer Baba’ for ‘hatha yog’ camp for Digvijaya Singh’s win

Bhopal: Only the time will tell whether the Hatha Yog and havan performed by Computer Baba for Digvijaya Singh’s victory abode well or not but it certainly has landed the seer into trouble. Kohefiza police on Thursday registered a case against Namdeo Das Tyagi , also known as Computer Baba for violating the election model code of conduct over organising a three-day ‘hatha yog’ and a roadshow of ‘sadhus’ in the state capital to ‘ensure’ Congress candidate’s win.

Kohefiza SHO, Amresh Bohare said assistant election officer KK Rawat had filed a complaint and a case was registered against Computer Baba and Chandrashekhar Raikwar under Section 188 for violating the MCC. No arrest has been made as yet. Hundreds of Hindu saints had participated in the Hatha Yog congregation held here on May 6 at Safia College ground. Singh, along with his wife too had participated in the havan organised at the venue. Posters of Congress leader was also put up at the venue.

The very next day, Computer Baba accompanied by Singh had led saffron-clad sadhus’ roadshow in the city. Taking objection to the event, the BJP had approach the Election Commission seeking action against the self-styled godman alleging that he was fanning communal sentiments while campaigning for Congress’ candidate. The opposition BJP had also said that since the event was organised for the victory of Singh, the entire expense of it should be incorporated in the account of the Congress candidate. EC had then issued a notice to Computer Baba and replying to it, the seer had claimed that the event was not a political event but a religious one. He had further said that he did not invite Digvijaya to the camp and that the money used in organising it was collected from donations or charity. Dissatisfied with the explanation, the commission had recommended the filing of a FIR.

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