Kollam: SNDP general secretary Vellapally Natesan Tuesday reiterated that he was ready to face any probe in connection with the death of Swami Saswathikananda.
“I’ve nothing more to say on it. Let the CBI probe it,” Natesan told reporters.
“If my involvement in the case is proved, I’ll tonsure my head and go on a pilgrimage to Kashi,” he said.
Biju Ramesh had triggered a row with his charge that Swami was done to death by SNDP head Vallpally Natesan and his son Thushar.
Swami's sister Shantakumari had alleged that it was not a natural death and demanded that the persons connected with the charges be subjected to polygraph tests.
Swami drowned in Periyar river at Aluva on July 1, 2002.
The Kerala High Court had also rejected a plea by Swami's family for a CBI probe, holding that the crime branch probe was proceeding in the right direction.