Balbir Giri was named as the successor of Baghambari Mutt by deceased Mahant Narendra Giri in his will.
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.
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.
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.
Mahant Narendra Giri death case: Akhara politics intensifies as saints’ body rejects suicide theory
The report says that a ligature mark was found around his neck. However, the report has ruled out any 'ante-mortem injuries' on the mahant’s body.
Pragya Singh Thakur sought a thorough probe either by the CBI, NIA or any other agency into the death of Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad president Mahant Narendra Giri.
Raut said that the ABAP president's demise seems to hold some secrets and him committing suicide seems absurd as the person who guides everyone cannot do such a thing.
Akhara Parishad chief Mahant Narendra Giri found dead in mysterious circumstances, one detained, 2 arrested
A suicide note was also recovered from the room which mentions the names of a few of his disciples who allegedly were harassing him.