PRAYAGRAJ: Anand Giri, accused in the death of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) chief Mahant Narendra Giri, was on Thursday provided security in jail after he expressed apprehension of threat to his life.
Chief judicial magistrate (CJM), Prayagraj, Harendra Nath on Thursday asked the superintendent of Naini Central Jail here, where Anand Giri is lodged, to provide him security as per jail manual and also directed that he will be “produced” before the court through video-conferencing.
Anand Giri had moved an application before the court, saying there could be a threat to his life. Giri is accused of abetting the suicide of Narendra Giri, whose body was found hanging from the ceiling of a room in Shri Baghambari Gaddi Matt on September 20.
Later, an FIR was lodged against Anand Giri and two others under section 306 (abetment of suicide) of Indian Penal Code (IPC). Anand Giri was arrested and produced before the court of CJM on September 22, who remanded him to judicial custody for 14 days. Later, he was sent to jail.
Meanwhile, Sandeep Tiwari, who has also been accused of abetting the suicide of Narendra Giri, was remanded to 14-day judicial custody by the chief judicial magistrate (CJM) court here on Thursday.
Sandeep, son of another accused Adya Prasad Tiwari, the priest of Bade Hanuman temple, was produced before the CJM court amid tight security. The CJM also rejected the bail application moved by Tiwari in connection with the case. He was later sent to the Naini Central Jail.