- · The takeover was ahead of UP CM’s recommendation of a CBI investigation on the unnatural death of the Mahant
- · The police have filed an FIR against Sandeep Tiwari, Aadya Tiwari, and Anand Giri, who were accused of instigating the suicide
- · Aadya Tiwari and Swamy Anand Giri were produced in the court on Wednesday, followed by Sandeep’s production on Thursday where his bail plea was rejected
Today, the CBI has proceeded to take over the investigation of Mahant Narendra Giri’s death and formed a team accordingly. The act of the Central Bureau of Investigation was ahead of UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s recommendation of a CBI inquiry into the unnatural death of Narendra Giri, the president of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP). Giri was discovered dead in his room at Baghambari Gaddi Math in Prayagraj on September 20.
According to the officials, the reports associated with the incident were forwarded to the government by the Prayagraj Police on Thursday. All essential documents, including the copy of the FIR lodged in connection to the case, the list of collected samples and the autopsy report have been sent to the concerned authorities they said.
The CBI has asked for a progress report from the team currently associated to the investigation before taking over complete charge of the case. A CBI probe into the death of the Mahant was demanded by various seers. In his suicide note Narendra Giri has accused his son Sandeep, Anand Giri and Aadya Tiwari of tormenting him.
On account of the suicide note, the police have added the names of Aadya Tiwari and Sandeep in the FIR, charging them for instigating the suicide. On Wednesday, Sandeep was taken into police custody.
Sandeep Tiwari was produced before the chief judicial magistrate Harendra Kumar’s court by the Prayagraj police on Thursday where his bail plea was rejected and he was sentenced to 14 days of judicial custody. Swamy Anand Giri, along with Sandeep’s father Aadya Tiwari, who also happens to be the former priest of the Bade Hanuman Temple, was produced before the court on Wednesday.