Bhanwari case: Malkhan Singh moves bail plea

Cong MLA Malkhan Singh Bishnoi, who is in jail in connection with Bhanwari Devi case, moved CBI court seeking interim bail to atted Budget session.

Last Updated: Mar 21, 2012, 00:42 AM IST

Jodhpur: Congress MLA Malkhan Singh Bishnoi, who is in jail in connection with Bhanwari Devi case, on Tuesday, moved CBI court seeking interim bail to attend the upcoming Budget Session of the Rajasthan Assembly.
This is the first ever bail application in the case, in which 16 accused have so far been arrested by the CBI.
Bishnoi`s counsel, Vinod Sharma, today moved an application in the CBI court seeking an interim bail for 40 days so that he can attend the Budget Session commencing from February 27.

The court admitted the application and listed the matter for hearing on February 23, Public Prosecutor (CBI) S S Yadav said.

36-year-old Bhanwari, who was an auxiliary nurse, had gone missing from Jodhpur`s Bilara area on September 1. During the CBI probe, it was found that she was allegedly abducted and killed and her body burnt at Jaloda.

Her remains and belongings were later dumped in the Rajiv Gandhi Lift Canal, which were recovered by the CBI.

PTI