Shahabuddin`s CBI custody extended till Nov 5

The CBI custody of the key suspect in the Bhanwari Devi missing case, Shahabuddin, was extended till November five by a court here on Monday.

Last Updated: Oct 31, 2011, 21:02 PM IST

Jodhpur: The CBI custody of the key suspect
in the Bhanwari Devi missing case, Shahabuddin, was extended
till November five by a court here on Monday.

This is the second extension of Shahabuddin`s CBI custody
in the past 10 days.

The court also gave permission to the CBI to take him to
the Central Jail for confronting him with Sohan Lal Bishnoi
and Baldev alias Balia, both accused in the case and currently
in judicial custody for two days.

The CBI has recovered some articles during the course of
investigation in the case which the court permitted the agency
to preserve with it.

The CBI produced Shahabuddin before Additional Chief
Judicial Magistrate (CBI) Jagdish Jyani and sought an
extension of his custody which was extended till November
five.

The CBI sought the extension contending he was not
"cooperating" with the agency.

The court permitted the CBI to confront Shahabuddin with
Bishnoi and Balia on November one and two.

The CBI had interrogated Bishnoi and Balia in the jail on
October 19 and 20.

The CBI also produced the medical examination reports of
Shahabuddin in compliance with the court`s order to get him
medically-examined every 48 hours.

There were four reports in total - two from Ram Manohar
Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, and two from Jodhpur`s M G
Hospital.

Former Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna, an accused,
has not been summoned yet, a CBI spokesperson had said.

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

Her husband Amarchand had alleged she was abducted at the
behest of Maderna and his associates. The charges were denied
by Maderna who was sacked by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on
October 16.

PTI