The chief priest of Hanuman temple, Aadya Tiwari, was also arrested on Tuesday in Mahant Narendra Giri’s death case.
Mahant Narendra Giri Maharaj also mentioned Hanuman temple chief priest Aadya Tiwari’s name in his suicide note. (File Photo)
Hours after the main accused, Anand Giri, was arrested in the case of Mahant Narendra Giri Maharaj’s death, the chief priest of Hanuman temple, Aadya Tiwari, was also arrested on Tuesday.
This is the second arrest made by the police in the case.
Mahant Narendra Giri, president of the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, was found dead in his room at the Baghambari Math in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj on Monday evening.
According to the police, a handwritten suicide letter in which he wrote his will and the names of a number of people who had been allegedly troubling him was recovered from the room. He had allegedly mentioned the names of his disciple Anand Giri, hanuman temple priest Aadya Tiwari, and his son Sandeep Tiwari, after which they were all booked.
Anand Giri was detained in Haridwar on Monday night and subsequently arrested by the police. An FIR naming him was registered under section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code at George Town police station in UP’s Prayagraj.
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