UP CM Yogi Adityanath paid his last respects to the president of Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad, Mahant Narendra Giri, at the Baghambari Math in Prayagraj.
Prayagraj: UP CM Yogi Adityanath pays last respects to President of Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad, Mahant Narendra Giri, at his Baghambari Math located residence. pic.twitter.com/fNNMMRtGaP— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) September 21, 2021
Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya has said that the accused in the death of seer Narendra Giri has been arrested hours after the Mahant was found dead.
An FIR had been registered in the case against Mahant Narendra Giri's disciple Anand Giri and later he was detained from Haridwar on Monday night.
The police will be meanwhile recording the statements of witnesses present at the mutt at the time of the death. Police have also recovered a video statement of deceased Narendra Giri, which will be probed as part of the investigation.
The police initially said that they had received a call at 5.30 pm on Monday from the Muth saying Narendra Giri had hanged himself and that his body was found at the guest house where he lived during the day.
Meanwhile, Mahant Raju Das, head priest of the Hanumangarhi temple in Ayodhya, has sought a CBI probe and narco test of the accused in the case.