Mahant Narendra Giri had blamed disciple Anand Giri, Hanuman temple priest Aadya Tiwari, and others in a one-minute long video that he recorded before his death.
Mahant Narendra Giri had blamed disciple Anand Giri, Hanuman temple priest Aadya Tiwari, and others in a video which he had recorded before his death, sources in the police have said.
The seer had recently learnt how to record videos, and there was no other application on his mobile phone, sources revealed.
Anand Giri was detained on Monday night in Haridwar after a case for abetting suicide was lodged against him, ADG (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar said.
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.
The ADG said in the suicide note, names of three people were mentioned and on the basis of the FIR, Anand Giri was detained.
The Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday constituted an 18-member SIT to probe the death of Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad president Mahant Narendra Giri and detained a disciple of the seer in Haridwar.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said all aspects related to the death are being investigated and the guilty will not be spared. Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya too said his government is ready for every kind investigation into the matter.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has demanded a judicial probe by a sitting high court judge.
A plea seeking a CBI probe into the death was also sent to the chief justice of the Allahabad High Court.
The seer, who was the president of the largest organisation of sadhus in India, was found hanging by his disciples at Baghambari Muth in Allahabad on Monday.