The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken over the investigation into the death of top seer Narendra Giri and constituted a team, news agency ANI reported on Friday.
This comes after UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath recommended a CBI inquiry into the death of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) president Narendra Giri, who was found dead in his room at Baghambari Gaddi Math in Prayagraj on September 20.
“On the instructions of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, a probe by the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) has been recommended in the incident pertaining to the sad death of chairman of Akhara Parishad Mahant Narendra Giri,” the Uttar Pradesh’s home department had said on Wednesday.
Acting on the request, the Department of Personnel and Training has issued the notification authorising the CBI to investigate the case.
Earlier, the Prayagraj police had constituted an 18-member special investigation team (SIT) to probe the high-profile ‘suicide’ case. The SIT was led by Ajeet Singh Chauhan, circle officer (IV) in Prayagraj.
An initial investigation had led to the discovery of a suicide note, accusing the seer’s disciple Anand Giri as well as two others. The 13-page suicide note accused Anand Giri of planning to use a morphed picture to discredit Narendra Giri.
“I lived with dignity, will not be able to live with insult, this is why I am taking my own life,” the eight-page long suicide letter read, according to police.
Mahant Narendra Giri also wrote a “will” in his suicide note about what is to be done with the Math after his demise.
(With inputs from ANI)