Prayagraj, The Allahabad High Court on Friday rejected the bail plea of Anand Giri, accused in the alleged suicide case of Mahant Narendra Giri, the then president of the All India Akhara Parishad. The court had on Wednesday reserved its decision on the bail plea. Justice SK Singh while dismissing the bail plea said, there is sufficient evidence against the petitioner and hence his bail application cannot be allowed. The petitioner, in his bail application, had said that he has been falsely implicated in this case and the alleged suicide note in which his name is mentioned, his handwriting was not that of Narendra Giri and there were many in that note. There was truncation and overwriting. The petitioner had also contended that at the time of the incident he was in Haridwar, far away from Prayagraj and the police officials had informed him about the incident over phone. It is noteworthy that a local court here had rejected the bail plea of Anand Giri on November 11, 2021.
The body of Mahant Narendra Giri was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his Math Baghambari Gaddi in Prayagraj on September 20, 2021. The police also found a suicide note near the body in which it was alleged that Anand Giri, Aadhya Tiwari and Sandeep Tiwari were mentally tortured.