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‘Culprit won’t be spared’: Yogi on seer’s death; 1 arrested

Prime News, National, Crime, Lucknow, September 21:- A day after Narendra Giri, the head of a top religious body – Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad – allegedly died by suicide in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj, his closest disciple has been arrested.

The police have filed an FIR (First Information Report) against Anand Giri, who was Narendra Giri’s protege and closest aide until they fell out in May. Caught by the police in Uttarakhand last evening, he has been accused of harassing the seer.

Anand Giri was allegedly expelled by the seer over allegations of fraud and financial mismanagement. There was an apparent patch-up a few days later, with a video showing Anand Giri seeking forgiveness at the feet of his mentor, but the police suspect it was short-lived.

The two other disciples detained for questioning are Sandeep Tiwari and Aadya Tiwari, who stayed with Narendra Giri.

According to the police, Narendra Giri’s students found his body.

On Monday afternoon, when he did not come out of his home for his traditional public meeting, his students knocked and found the door bolted from inside. When they broke in, they found him dead. (MR, Inputs: Agencies)

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