‘Threat to life’: Anand Giri provided security

PRAYAGRAJ: Acting on an application moved by Anand Giri seeking security, the chief judicial magistrate (CJM), Prayagraj, on Thursday directed the superintendent of the Naini central jail to provide him security as per the jail manual and other laws.
Anand Giri is an accused in the death of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) president Mahant Narendra Giri.
CJM Harendra Nath further directed that Anand Giri will henceforth be produced before the court through video-conferencing.
Anand Giri had moved an application before the court, expressing threat to his life and seeking security cover in jail and also when he was produced before the court.
According to district government counsel (criminal), Gulab Chandra Agrahri, who represented the state during the court proceedings, the CJM examined the application of Anand Giri and while taking into consideration the sensitivity of the issue, passed the order to provide security in accordance with the jail manual.
Anand Giri is accused of abetting the suicide of Narendra Giri, whose body was found hanging from the ceiling of a room in Shri Math Baghambari Gaddi under the limits of Georgetown police station in Prayagraj on September 20.
In his suicide note, the Mahant had accused Anand Giri, besides two others, of mental harassment.
Later, an FIR was lodged against Anand Giri and two others under section 306 (abetment of suicide) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Georgetown police station here.
Subsequently, Anand Giri was arrested by the police, and after interrogation, was produced before the court of CJM on September 22, who remanded him to judicial custody for 14 days. Later, he was sent to jail.
At present, he is lodged in Naini central jail here.

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