Now the country’s largest investigating agency CBI has reached Prayagraj to solve the mystery of Mahant Narendra Giri’s death. Along with this, Mahant Narendra Giri was also given a water samadhi. Sandeep Tiwari, the third accused arrested for the murder of Narendra Giri, has been sent to 14-day judicial custody on Thursday. Mahant Narendra Giri had blamed Anand Giri, Aadhya Prasad Tiwari and Sandeep Tiwari in the purported suicide note written before his suicide. At the same time, a five-member team of CBI has reached Prayagraj to solve the murder of Mahant Narendra Giri. CBI team is meeting with SIT. With the death of Narendra Giri, the cases of many sages and saints of Haridwar have once again come into the limelight, whose death remains a mystery till date.
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According to the Sant community of Haridwar, at least 24 saints have allegedly been killed or gone missing in the past few years. A sadhu who had given a list of fake ascetics to Narendra Giri suddenly went missing on 16 September 2017. Mahant Mohan Das of the nostalgic Panchayati Bada Akhara had boarded the train from Haridwar to Mumbai. But he never reached his destination. The SIT formed to investigate the matter also did not get any clue.
List of fake sadhus angered many people
The Sant community of Haridwar says that the list of fake sadhus had angered many. Giri and those close to him had faced the ire of many after that. After a week, Mahant Mohan Das disappeared. Can a person disappear from a moving train? Now after years people have taken revenge on Giri. This is the reason why many of us find it difficult to believe that Giri has committed suicide, he added. We have been saying that his death is the result of a conspiracy.
Shot fired for opposing land deal
Mohan Das is now presumed dead by the community. Similarly, Ramdev’s guru Shankar Dev had mysteriously disappeared from Kanakha in Haridwar in July 2007. Then there were many such murders which shook the saint community. Many of the alleged killings took place over a property dispute. On 14 April 2012, Sudhir Giri, a saint of the Mahanirwani Akhara near Haridwar, was murdered. He was allegedly shot dead for opposing the land deal.
Many saints and saints killed in 2001-2002
In June 2001, Swami Vishnugiri and four other sadhus were allegedly murdered in Haridwar. Another sadhu Brahmananda was also killed in the same month. Sadhu Haryananda was allegedly murdered along with his disciple on August 2002. Sadhvi Premanand was also put to death in December 2000.