Dehradun: The viscera sample of Swami
Nigamanand, who died on June 13 during a fast against
quarrying in Ganga riverbed, would be sent to a laboratory in
New Delhi for forensic tests as part of the probe into
allegations that the seer was poisoned.
The decision to send the sample to New Delhi
laboratory was taken after the Matri Sadan ashram, to which
Swami Nigamanand was associated, made a request in this
regard, said Haridwar Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP)
36-year-old Nigamanand`s death sparked off a
controversy as the founder head of Matri Sadan and his Guru
Swami Shivanand alleged that the seer was poisoned during
treatment at the behest of quarrying mafia and demanded a CBI
probe into the matter.
Nigamanand began his fast on February 19 demanding
stopping of quarrying in Ganga. He was admitted to Haridwar
district hospital on April 18 and he went into coma on May 2.
Bowing to pressure from several quarters including
Uttarakhand Governor Margaret Alva and main opposition
Congress besides Matri Sadan, the state government recommended
a CBI probe into the matter on June 15.