‘Blackmailed over changed photo with woman,’ says Giri’s ‘suicide note’


The seer community in Haridwar on Tuesday alleged that Akhara Parishad chief Narendra Giri’s death was the outcome of a “conspiracy” even as information from a suicide note supposedly handwritten by the mahant revealed that he was required to take his own life as he was being “blackmailed” by his disciple Anand Giri over a “morphed image with a woman”.
The note likewise named a priest of the Bhagambari mutt, Adhya Tiwari, and his boy, Sandeep. All 3 were arrested. In the FIR lodged in the event, Anand has actually been implicated of abetment of suicide. Extra DG (Prayagraj zone) Prem Prakash formed an 18-member SIT to conduct investigations into Giri’s death.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath and previous CM Akhilesh Yadav were among popular individuals who paid their tributes to the late mahant. While Yogi stated the culprits would not be spared, Akhilesh looked for a probe by a sitting high court judge.
“I familiarized that Anand Giri was going to share with the general public a morphed picture that showed me with a woman. Anand asked me that as soon as these claims spread out, the number of individuals will you prove your innocence to? I have actually lived a life of self-respect … and I can’t live with the humiliation that I will go through …” stated the suicide note, which was discovered in Bhagambari dog together with Giri’s body on Monday.
Seers in Haridwar, including disciples of Narendra Giri, have now alleged that his death was the result of a “conspiracy” by those who were angry with the mahant over a series of questionable decisions he had actually made as Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) chief.
“It is unlikely that there are just one or 2 people behind his death. There are lots of who were upset by decisions he made considering that he took over as Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad head in 2016,” said a seer.
In 2017, Giri had actually come out with a list of fake ascetics, angering numerous. “Such hypocrite babas must be put in prison. Their properties should be investigated,” he had said. TOI had in its edition dated September 10 that year reported the development that had sent ripples within the sadhu community throughout the country. He had revealed another list with the names of more fake sadhus two months later on, in December.
In 2019, Giri was accused in connection with the murder of Ashish Giri, secretary of Panchayati akhara at Daryaganj (Allahabad), over a property dispute after Ashish was found dead in mysterious situations. Police investigation, nevertheless, offered Giri a clean chit.
Giri had likewise angered an area of seers throughout Kumbh 2021 when he declined to provide ABAP recognition to the transgender akhara, introduced for the very first time in the celebration. “Giri had lots of distinctions with lots of people. His disciple had made comparable threats of exposing him and other sadhus earlier this year also. But they had actually resolved their differences a couple of months ago. So why blackmail him once again all of an unexpected? What did he want?” asked a seer.

Published at Tue, 21 Sep 2021 19:59:40 -0500