Dehradun: Demanding immediate initiation of
CBI probe into the death of Swami Nigamanand, a sadhu
belonging to his Matri Sadan Ashram has started indefinite
fast in Haridwar.
"More than two months have passed since Nigamanand had
died, trying to stop quarrying in Ganga, but CBI inquiry has
not been initiated," Swami Poornanand, whose fast entered
second day on Sunday alleged.
He said his fast would continue till his demand is met.
Uttarakhand government has sent a letter on June 16 to
the Centre recommending a CBI probe into Swami Nigamanand`s
36-year-old Swami Nigamanand, who also belonged to Matri
Sadan Ashram was fasting against illegal mining in the river
Ganges. He died on June 13, triggering a political blame game
with Congress alleging that he had died of poisoning and BJP
accusing it of "playing politics" over his death.
Matri Sadan ashram head Swami Shivanand, however, had
alleged that Swami Nigamanand was murdered as he was given
"poison" during the treatment.