Huge amount of cash, jewellery recovered from Mahant Narendra Giri’s sealed room, year after his death | Lucknow News

LUCKNOW: Huge amount of cash, jewellery and property-related documents were recovered from the sealed rooms of Mahant Narendra Giri – a year after his death – at Baghambari mutt, when it was opened by a three-member Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team on Thursday.
A senior officer privy to the probe disclosed that around Rs 2.5 crore was recovered along with documents related to property, and jewellery. The whole act was also videographed by the CBI team.
The rooms were opened on the plea of Mahant Balbir Giri who had moved court demanding that all the property and cash inside the mutt is not the case property and hence must be returned.
The court had passed the order following which CBI team in presence of ACM (III) Abhinav Kanojia, ACM (IV) Ganesh Kumar and police circle officer (IV) Rajesh Yadav along with a bank officer took out the cash, jewellery and handed it over to the mutt authorities.
To recall, on September 20, Mahant Narendra Giri, 62, the president of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP), was found dead at Shri Mutt Baghambari Gaddi in Prayagraj. Thereafter, the UP government had recommended a CBI probe into the death of the mahant.
The CBI had taken over the case on September 24 lodging an FIR under charges of abetment to suicide against Anand Giri.
After a month of investigation, CBI filed a charge sheet, stating that Anand Giri, Adya Tiwari and Sandeep Tiwari circulated objectionable audio defaming the reputation of the late mahant and mounted on him immense pressure, mental and psychological, forcing him to end his life. The three were booked under the charges of abetting suicide.

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