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CBI May Take Over Probe Into Death Of Swami Nigamananda

PTI 05 Aug 2011, 22:42:43 IST

New Delhi, Aug 5: The CBI is likely to start probe into the mysterious death of Swami Nigamananda who died at Dehra Dun in June after nearly four months of fast protesting illegal mining on Ganga river bed.

CBI sources said they are expecting a notification to be issued within two-three days by the Centre handing over probe into the death of Nigamananda to the agency.

The state government has already sent its request for a CBI probe to the Centre after coming under strong pressure from local saints who alleged foul play in the death of the Swami who was demanding shifting of stone crushers from Kumbh area.

Local religious leaders and the family of Nigamananda, who died on June 13 at a hospital in Dehra Dun, had alleged that he was poisoned and suspected the role of local mining mafia in his death. PTI