CBI probing role of govt officers in Bhanwari case

Last Updated: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 20:53

Jodhpur: Widening his probe, the CBI is
investigating the alleged role of certain IAS and RAS officers
in the Bhanwari Devi disappearance case.

"Role of some government officers who have been in
touch with Bhanwari is also being ascertained by CBI. Their
names cropped up during investigation," said sources privy to
the investigation.

However, they did not disclose the names of these
officers.

A CBI spokesman on Monday rejected reports that the agency had
recovered CDs of the missing nurse from a bank locker in
Ajmer.

"The rumour reported in a section of media that the CBI
has recovered 150 CDs of Bhanwari Devi in a bank locker are
completely incorrect," the spokesperson said.

A few audio clips of purported conversation of Bhanwari
Devi with Sohanlal, one of the accused, and Indira Devi,
sister of a ruling party MLA Malkhan Singh, have come to
light.

Bhanwari (36), posted as auxiliary nurse and midwife
at a sub-centre in Jaliwada village, around 120 kms from
Jodhpur, went missing on September one.

Her husband Amarchand had alleged she was abducted at
the behest of former Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna and
his associates.

The charges were denied by Maderna who was sacked by
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on October 16.

Meanwhile, Indira Devi alleged that she was being falsely
implicated in case.

"I have nothing to do with the case but CBI is
interrogating me. I was not in contact with Bhanwari for the
last one year," she told reporters at circuit house in Jodhpur
where she was called by the agency for interrogation.

She was quizzed by the CBI last week also.

PTI



First Published: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 20:53

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