Bhanwari Devi case: HC asks CBI to expedite probe
The CBI had sought four weeks time to submit its investigation report but the court gave 10 days time.
Jodhpur: Slamming the CBI for the slow pace
of investigation in the Bhanwari Devi case, the Rajasthan High
Court on Monday gave the investigating agency 10 days to submit
its progress report in the mater.
Pointing out to the Arushi Talwar case in Noida, the
division bench of the court here comprising Govind Mathur and
NK Jain said the "credibility of the agency was at stake and
it should speed up the investigation".
The CBI had sought four weeks time to submit its
investigation report but the court gave 10 days time.
Observing that the investigation in the matter was slow,
the court asked the agency to expedite the investigation.
Meanwhile, a CD purportedly showing former minister
Mahipal Maderna and nurse Bhanwari Devi, which was shown on a
news channel, was sent to the high court registrar by the
The court said the CD was received by post and asked the
CBI to take it if it would be useful in the investigation.
The next hearing in the case will be on November 24.
The CBI has questioned Maderna, who was removed from
Cabinet by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on October 16 after his
name cropped up in the case.