Bhanwari case: Accused minister to be probed
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Last Updated: Friday, September 23, 2011, 19:22
  
Jodhpur: A local court Friday directed the police to include Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna's name in the FIR in the nurse Bhanwari Devi missing case.

The direction was given by additional Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bilara Sandeep Sharma while hearing a complaint filed by Amarchand, husband of 36-year-old Bhanwari Devi.

Amarchand had lodged the FIR after his wife, who was posted as auxiliary nurse midwife at a sub-centre in Jaliwada village in the district, went missing on September 1.

The complaint filed in the court on Tuesday accused Maderna of blackmailing his wife and charged him with kidnap, rape and murder.

In his order, Sharma directed the police to club Maderna's name in the previously lodged FIR by Amarchand and clamp charges of rape, murder and criminal conspiracy against him.

The Rajasthan High Court had yesterday expressed displeasure over the "directionless" probe in the case and pulled up the investigation officer.

The court, while hearing the habeas corpus filed by Amarchand, had ordered the Inspector General of Police (Jodhpur Range) to appear before it on September 26 with the progress report on the probe.

PTI


First Published: Friday, September 23, 2011, 19:20


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