Bhanwari case: CBI team takes over probe
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Last Updated: Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 21:47
Jodhpur: A day after the Rajasthan High Court rapped the Ashok Gehlot government questioning its intention to solve the case of Bhanwari Devi, the missing nurse, a CBI team on Wednesday took charge of the investigations.

The five-member team, headed by an officer of SP level, Rajesh Rathi, arrived here this morning and headed straight to the Circuit House.

The team met IGP Umesh Mishra, SP (Rural) Navjyoti Gogoi and ASP and investigating officer Himmat Abhilash Tak.

"We have handed over the entire case diary and other details and documents to the CBI which has started its probe afresh," Gogoi said.

On September 14, the state government had recommended a a CBI probe into the case of missing ANM on the request of PHED minister Mahipal Maderna, whose name has figured in the case, and on the demand of the BJP.

The official notification was issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), New Delhi, on October three.

The case was registered by the CBI yesterday.

The Rajasthan High Court yesterday raised questions on the state government's intention of solving the case.

A division bench comprising Justices Govind Mathur and N K Jain observed the government was acting "hand in gloves" to save the minister and ascribed it as an example of "escapism" on the part of the government.


First Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 21:47

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