- After the request of the UP government, the central government approved the CBI investigation
- On September 20, the body was hanged in the Baghambri Math of Allahabad.
- SIT was formed by the UP government to investigate the death of the saint.
The Central Government has approved a CBI inquiry into the death of Mahant Narendra Giri, President of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad. Officials gave this information on Friday. The body of the saint, who was the president of the largest organization of sadhus in India, was found hanging by his disciples in the Baghambri Math in Allahabad on Monday.
Notification issued regarding CBI investigation
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has issued a notification regarding the CBI probe into Mahant’s death. This step has been taken following the request of the Uttar Pradesh government. The Uttar Pradesh Home Department on Wednesday said that on the instructions of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, a CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) inquiry has been recommended into the incident related to the tragic death of Akhara Parishad President Mahant Narendra Giri.
UP government had constituted SIT
The Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday constituted an 18-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the death of the saint. One of his disciples was detained in Haridwar. Police had also said that an purported ‘suicide note’ was also found in which the saint had written that he was mentally disturbed and angry with one of his disciples. Former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand had also demanded a CBI inquiry into the death case on Tuesday.