CBI questions ex-Rajasthan Minister Maderna in Bhanwari Devi case

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 10, 2011 09:20 hrs

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sleuths are questioning sacked controversial Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna in connection with the mysterious disappearance of a nurse Bhanwari Devi.

The CBI has so far seized a camcorder and a computer which may hold vital clues about the mysterious disappearance of Bhanwari Devi.

It has sought help of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory as well as private experts to retrieve the data.

The agency stumbled upon the camcorder and the computer during one of its searches in connection with the case, but found that data has been erased.

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

Earlier this month, the CBI has announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh for information about whereabouts of Bhanwari. The agency also announced another Rs one lakh for information leading to the arrest of absconding accused Sahiram who is suspected to be the mastermind behind Devi's disappearance. (ANI)

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