Bhanwari: Chargesheet filed against 4 people

The CBI on Friday filed chargesheet against four people in connection with the alleged kidnapping and murder of Rajasthan nurse Bhanwari Devi.

Zeenews Bureau

Jaipur: The Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed chargesheet against four people in connection with the alleged kidnapping and murder of Rajasthan nurse Bhanwari Devi.

Those who have been booked are Sohanlal, Sahi Ram Bishnoi, Shahabuddin and Baldev for their role in the kidnapping of the nurse and her possible murder.

The chargesheet was filed hours after forensic experts of the probe agency found credible evidence from some lime-klins from Bilara and Pipara areas of the state.

The CBI claimed of founding important evidence - blood, hair, cloth and locket - from a Bolero belonging to Shahbuddin – having links with sacked Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderana. Both are accused in the case.
The investigating agency also recorded the statement of labourers working at the lime-klins in connection with Bhanwari Devi’s alleged kidnapping and murder.

In view of the fresh evidence, the CBI is suspecting that the nurse was murdered and her body disposed off in the line klins.

Forensic experts are trying to match the samples collected from the area with those of Bhanwari’s relatives to verify and ascertain if she was killed and her body in the lime klins.

Shahbuddin had confessed before the central investigative agency that he abducted and killed Bhanwari on the directions of Sahi Ram Bishnoi.

Seperately, the CBI today quizzed Mahipal Maderna, Bishnoi and Bhanwari’s husband Amarchand in its Jodhpur office in connection with the case. The investigating agency also recorded their statement in light of the new evidence, which it has collected.
Bhanwari, posted as auxiliary nurse and midwife at a sub-centre in Jaliwada village, around 120 kms from Jodhpur, went missing on September 1 and Maderna is accused of having a role in her disappearance.

A CD allegedly showing Maderna in compromising position with the 36-year-old nurse, had come to light after which she went missing from Bilara on September 1. Congress MLA Malkhan Singh has also been questioned by the CBI in the case.

Her husband Amarchand had alleged she was abducted at the behest of Maderna.

The CBI recently doubled the reward from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh to anyone providing credible information about the missing nurse.

With PTI Input

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