Guilty will face action: Congress on Bhanwari case

New Delhi: With two of its MLAs in Rajasthan being quizzed in Bhanwari Devi disappearance case, Congress on Friday said that it was a sensitive issue and made it clear that action cannot be ruled out if any guilt is established.

"This is a sensitive case and it is under investigation and it is not our habit to second guess about the ongoing investigations. It has never been our endeavour to impinge on the process of probe....allow the investigation to play itself out," party spokesperson Manish Tewari told reporters here.

A senior leader speaking on the condition of anonymity, however, said that if somebody is involved, law will take its course and sequent actions will also follow.

Asked whether the case can also take a toll on Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, the leader replied in the negative.

"Ultimately the Chief Minister is not responsible if somebody wants to have a relationship with a woman" was his reaction.

Gehlot had met Congress President twice within a week and party sources have been maintaining that the Chief Minister is safe as there is nothing against him so far in this case or in other incidents like the Bharatpur communal riots over a month back.

Tewari refused to entertain any other question on the issue saying they should be directed to the AICC general secretary in-charge of the state.

The CBI has today filed a status report in the Rajasthan High Court in this case and has quizzed sacked Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna and another Congress MLA.