Narendra Giri’s cyber fraud FIR part of CBI probe

LUCKNOW: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the death of Mahant Narendra Giri, has decided to include a cyber fraud complaint lodged by the seer, exactly a fortnight before his alleged suicide, in its investigations, said top sources in the agency.
The seer’s body was found hanging from a ceiling fan at Baghambari mutt premises in Prayagraj on September 20.
On September 6, the seer lodged an FIR with Daraganj police, alleging that a fake twitter account had been created in his name to peddle lies.
The 18-member special investigation team (SIT) formed by the UP government had begun probe into the cyber fraud before CBI took over. Now, the mahant’s signatures in the police complaint are being used by CBI to match those in the suicide note, recovered from his room where his body lay. In the FIR, Giri had alleged that an unidentified person had created a fake twitter account in his name and was spreading misinformation.
“I was informed by my associates that I was active on twitter. But, I want to reaffirm that I have not created any account and an unidentified person was spreading lies by using my name,” the seer stated in his complaint to Daraganj police. An FIR was registered against unknown persons for dishonesty, cheating by impersonation and under Information Technology Act.
Sources in SIT, said they sought details on the real account holder from Twitter as this will give vital clues on those harassing Giri. The original FIR application submitted at Daraganj police station has been taken out of the records for examining the seer’s signatures.

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