Narendra Giri’s death: CBI begins probe

LUCKNOW: A 20-member team from the Delhi headquarters of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) reached Prayagraj on Saturday to start investigations into the death of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) president Mahant Narendra Giri, whose body was found hanging in his room on Monday evening.
According to sources privy to the investigation, the CBI team visited Shri Math Baghambari Gaddi and questioned at least 20 seers. Those who had broken the door of Mahant Narendra Giri’s room on September 20 were questioned separately and asked to narrate the sequence of events.
The sleuths asked all the members of the Math to stay put in Prayagraj and make themselves available as and when required for recording of statements.
The CBI team was divided into two parts, one met the SIT team while the other visited the Math.
The central agency officials collected the FIR, post-mortem videography and report, statements of Anand Giri, Sandeep Tiwari, and Adya Tiwari, and all other documents related to the probe carried out by the SIT till Friday.
CBI sources said Balbeer Giri was also questioned for several hours. The CBI team, which also includes members from the Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory (CFSL), is likely to visit the room of Mahant Narendra Giri on Sunday for recreation of the scene of the incident.
The CBI team is staying at the police lines guest house and will remain in Prayagraj for at least 10 days.

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