Bhanwari: CBI opposes bail plea of Maderna, Bishno

Last Updated: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 00:21

Jodhpur: Opposing the bail pleas of
legislators Mahipal Maderna and Malkhan Singh Bishnoi in
Bhanwari Devi case, the CBI on Thursday told a court that its
witnesses are being threatened and coerced into changing their
statements.

Jodhpur: Opposing the bail pleas of
legislators Mahipal Maderna and Malkhan Singh Bishnoi in
Bhanwari Devi case, the CBI on Thursday told a court that its
witnesses are being threatened and coerced into changing their
statements.

The court reserved its decision till tomorrow.

Public prosecutor for the CBI SS Yadav claimed in the
court that such threats had resulted in retraction of
statements by Sahi Ram Bishnoi and Umesha Ram Bishnoi.

He also claimed that one such witness Rajesh Parihar has
been threatened by Leela Maderna and Divya Maderna, wife and
daughter of Mahipal Maderna respectively.

"Kumbha Ram alias Balia was also interested in recording
his statements under section 164 of Cr PC but he was also
bullied into backing off," Yadav told the court.

However, counsel of Mahipal argued that these threats are
the handiwork of his client`s opponents who want to ruin them.

Meanwhile, the Rajasthan High Court today stayed the
arrest warrant against Indra Bishnoi, sister of Malkan Sigh,
till 5 March, asking her to appear before the CBI for
interrogation by then.

"If she does not appear before the CBI in stipulated time,
the arrest warrant will continue to exist," her counsel Manoj
Garg.

The court, which was hearing plea challenging the issuance
of arrest warrant, has listed the matter for hearing on March
6.

PTI



First Published: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 00:21

More from zeenews

 
comments powered by Disqus