Mahant’s death: CBI gets 7-day remand of 3 accused

LUCKNOW: A chief judicial magistrate court in Prayagraj on Monday granted seven-day police remand of three accused in the death of ABAP president Mahant Narendra Giri — his disciple Anand Giri, priest of Bade Hanuman temple Adhya Tiwari and his son Sandeep to CBI.
The court proceedings took place through videoconferencing. ASP CBI KS Negi had demanded 10-day remand to question the three accused. This was opposed by Anand Giri’s lawyer Vijay Dwivedi, who argued that CBI has not yet recorded statements of the accused. Further, it should move the application in the designated CBI court and not before the CJM court.
The court then ordered a seven-day remand from 9am on Tuesday till 11am on October 4.
Sources said sleuths will conduct forensic examination of mobile phones and laptops of the accused. The agency will also take a call on seeking court permission to get narco analysis of the three done.
CBI sleuths said that all evidence collected from Baghambari Mutt will be used to question the three.
A source also disclosed that an allegedly objectionable clip in Giri’s laptop and mobile phone will also be investigated. Sources said the clip was not recovered by the SIT team during its investigation before CBI.
A team is also likely to visit Haridwar after questioning Giri and the Tiwaris. CBI is also looking into financial details of the Mutt and its properties.

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