CBI finds remains of Bhanwari Devi: Reports

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 04, 2012 15:32 hrs

The remains of missing nurse Bhanwari Devi has been recovered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday, according to media reports.

The nurse was reportedly burnt near Jaloda village in Rajasthan and then her ashes were flung into a canal.

The probe agency had arrested Kailash Jakhar who allegedly dumped Bhanwari Devi´s body.

Jakhar was arrested on Tuesday night in a truck on the Jodhpur-Ajmer highway.

The CBI had zeroed in on places in Jodhpur´s Jaloda village where there was a possibility of her body being buried.

The CBI sleuths camped in the village and combed the areas with sophisticated devices.

Sources said the searches were intensified after interrogating accused Om Prakash Bishnoi, who allegedly was involved in disposing off Bhanwari Devi´s body.

The Bhanwari Devi case has already created a turbulence in Rajasthan´s political paradigm.

The Jodhpur Police in September had registered a case of rape, murder and criminal conspiracy against former Congress minister Mahipal Maderna in the case of the missing Dalit nurse.

The case was filed after a Bilara trial court directed Rajasthan Police to probe alleged role of Maderna in the case.

Minister Maderna allegedly had an affair with Bhanwari Devi as CDs that were recovered by CBI showed the minister and Bhanwari Devi in a compromising position.

Congress Members of Legislature (MLA) Malkhan Singh Bishnoi was also seen in a compromising position with Bhanwari Devi in the CD along with Maderna.

Mahipal Maderna was dropped from the Ashok Gehlot cabinet on Oct 16.

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