CBI takes Mahant Giri’s phones in its possession

PRAYAGRAJ/LUCKNOW: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday took possession of the mobile phone in which a two-minute video clip, recorded before the death of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) chief Mahant Narendra Giri, was found.
During investigations, SIT had found the video clip in one of the two phones of the seer in which he is heard saying exactly what was written in the note recovered from his room. In the video, the Mahant reportedly accused Anand Giri, Adya Tiwari and Sandeep Tiwari, of subjecting him to mental harassment and forcing him to end his life.
The Mahant is heard as saying that he was under extreme mental stress after he was “informed from Haridwar” that Anand Giri was planning to upload his morphed video clip, with a girl or a woman in an objectionable condition, on social media.
The CBI will now send both the phones for forensic examination.
Senior SIT officials said on the basis of the video clip, which was considered as the ‘dying declaration’ of the Mahant, Anand Giri, Adya Tiwari and Sandeep Tiwari were arrested.
Meanwhile, a four-member team of CBI officials reached Naini central jail on Tuesday to take Anand Giri, Adhya Tewari and his son Sandeep on seven-day remand following a court order.
The three will be confronted on the basis of evidence gathered by the team and their phones and laptops will be sent for forensic examination. A CBI team is also likely to visit Haridwar.

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