Bhanwari case: Cong MLA sent to judicial custody
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 03, 2012, 00:39
Jodhpur (Raj): Congress legislator Malkhan Singh Bishnoi was today sent to judicial custody for 14 days by a special CBI court in connection with the Bhanwari Devi missing case.

The legislator from the Luni constituency, arrested on December 19, was presented before the court after his CBI custody ended today.

Besides the Congress MLA, another suspect Umesh Ram Bishnoi, a close aide Sahi Ram, was also remanded in judicial custody till January 16.

Judge Jagdish Jyani extended the CBI custody of Sahi Ram Bishnoi till 6 January. Sahi Ram had surrendered before the court on December 23.

The court also granted permission to the CBI for taking Sahi Ram to jail to confront him with former Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna, Sohan Lal Bishnoi and Shahabuddin.

Sahi Ram will be taken to the Jaipur Central jail on January 3 and 4.

Meanwhile, CBI sleuths today interrogated Maderna's wife Leela Maderna for the second consecutive day. The former minister's wife was grilled for nearly six hours.

The probe agency, on its part, will tomorrow conduct another search operation to trace the body of missing nurse Bhanwari Devi with a remote operated aerial device having a high resolution camera in areas close to Jaloda village.

The CBI had yesterday taken aerial pictures of a vast stretch in the specific area of the village.


First Published: Tuesday, January 03, 2012, 00:39

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