The CBI has charged Giri, priest of Allahabad's Bade Hanuman Temple Addhya Tiwari and his son Sandeep Tiwari with criminal conspiracy and abetment to suicide.
Nearly a month of the death of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) president Mahant Narednra Giri in Prayagraj, the apex body of akharas is now a divided house with two factions.
Mahant Giri, who was the president of the largest organisation of saints in India, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Baghambari Math in Prayagraj on September 20.
Balbir Giri was named as the successor of Baghambari Mutt by deceased Mahant Narendra Giri in his will.
The team took the accused Anand Giri to his ashram where search was conducted for more than 7 hours resulting in the recovery of a laptop and documents.
During the probe, SIT had found the two-minute video clip in one of the two phones of the late seer in which he is heard saying exactly what was written in the note recovered from his room.
The Akhara has taken the decision to honour the last wish of Mahant Narendra Giri, president, Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP), who was found dead in mysterious circumstances on September 20
The advocate said the faith of lakhs of people is linked to the Akhara Parishad and if the CBI probe is done under the high court's supervision, it would add credence to the probe report.
The three, including Bade Hanuman Temple priest Adya Prasad Tiwari and his son Sandeep, were remanded to the CBI custody by Chief Judicial Magistrate Harendra Nath.
Three wills made by late seer at different times surface; the third one mentions Balbir Giri as his successor.
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has issued a notification for the CBI probe into the death of the Mahant.
Anand Giri along with Adya Tiwari, head priest of bade Hanumanji temple in Prayagraj, was sent in 14-day judicial custody at Naini jail of Prayagraj on Wednesday.
Narendra Giri was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his Baghambari Math located residence in Prayagraj on Monday along with a purported suicide note which named Anand Giri, and two others.
The unnatural death of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad head Mahant Narendra Giri is getting curiouser.
On Wednesday afternoon, Anand Giri and Adya Tiwari were produced in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) of Prayagraj and the court sent them into 14-day judicial custody.