Mahant Narendra Giri's death case: UP govt recommends CBI probe

The Uttar Pradesh government has recommended an  inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)  into the death of Mahant Narendra Giri. As per report, this probe was recommended by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Mahant Narendra Giri, president of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, was found dead in his room at the Baghambari Math in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, on Monday evening.

"On the instructions of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, a probe by the CBI (has been recommended in the incident pertaining to the sad death of chairman of Akhara Parishad Mahant Narendra Giri," the state Home department said in a tweet.

The state police had also formed an 18-member  SIT (Special Investigation Team) to probe the incident.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had earlier said that 'several pieces of evidence' had been collected and that the 'culprits will not be spared'. Meanwhile, the police on Wednesday booked a third person in connection with the death of Giri. Inspector Mahesh Singh, in-charge of the George Town police station, confirmed the arrest of Sandeep Tiwari, but he declined to comment on the time and place of the arrest.

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