New Delhi: Mahant Narendra Giri, Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad president, claimed in his suicide note that he was being blackmailed by his disciple Anand Giri. The suicide note recovered by Prayagraj Police names Anand Giri as one of the accused pushing him to the extent of dying by suicide.Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Lifts Night Curfew Across State From Today As COVID Cases Decline | Details Here 

Anand Giri was detained on Monday night after a case for abetting suicide was lodged against him, ADG (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar said. Mahant Narendra Giri, the president of the largest organisation of seers in India, was found dead on Monday at Baghambari Muth in Allahabad. Also Read - Kerala Rains: Death Toll Rises to 23; PM Modi Discusses Situation With CM Vijayan | 10 Points

A purported suicide note of seven-eight pages was also found, in which the seer had written that he was mentally disturbed and was ending his life. Kumar said in the suicide note, names of three people were mentioned and on the basis of the FIR, Anand Giri was detained. Also Read - Delhi Could Face Power Crisis, Taking Adequate Steps to Avoid, Says CM Kejriwal; Writes to PM Modi

“He is being brought to Allahabad for further probe,” he said, adding that evidence in the case is being collected. An “unbiased and transparent” probe into the matter is on and the state police is capable of handling the case, the officer said.

About the veracity of the suicide note, Kumar said forensic experts are looking into it.