PRAYAGRAJ, September 28 (HS): Anand Giri, Aadya Tiwari, and Sandeep Tiwari have been remanded to custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the death case of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad chief Mahant Narendra Giri. On Sunday, the CBI filed a plea in Prayagraj Court requesting the three suspects to be remanded to custody on the grounds that they must recover electronic devices holding evidence related to Narender Giri’s killing. The agency is looking for evidence in a variety of locations, including Prayagraj and Haridwar, which the three accused may point to.
“Custodial interrogation of accused Anand Giri, Adya Prasad Tiwari, and Sandeep Tiwari is basically necessary for the purpose of investigating the current case and also to solve the enigma surrounding the purported suicide of late Narendra Giri,” the CBI stated in its application. The agency has been granted 7-day custody by CJM Harendra Nath’s court, and the three accused will be on CBI remand from 9 a.m. tomorrow till 6 p.m. on October 4.
Mahant Narendra Giri, the leader of the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, was found dead in his Baghambari Gaddi Math chamber last week. Narendra Giri died of suffocation due to hanging, according to a preliminary postmortem report. After the Uttar Pradesh government recommended a CBI investigation into Narendra Giri’s death, the FIR was filed. In the room where Mahant Narendra Giri penned his will and the names of a number of persons who had been reportedly bothering him, a purported handwritten suicide letter was also discovered. According to authorities, the eight-page suicide letter stated, “I lived with dignity, will not be able to live with disrespect, this is why I am ending my own life.”
In his suicide letter, Mahant Narendra Giri also included a “will” detailing what should happen to the Math following his death. UP Police detained three persons in connection with the crime, including Sandeep Tiwari and two followers, Anand Giri and Aadhya Prasad, on accusations of abetting Mahant Narendra Giri’s suicide.