CBI brings Maderna to Delhi

Published: 05 December, 2011 06:55 IST | Mohit Sharma |

The sacked Rajasthan water resources minister will remain in the agency's custody till December 9

The sacked Rajasthan water resources minister will remain in the agency's custody till December 9

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday brought sacked Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna, who is in its custody till December 9, from Jodhpur to New Delhi for questioning in the disappearance of nurse Bhanwari Devi. "He will be staying in CBI headquarters and will be questioned by the concerned officers," sources said. 

Questions to be answered: Sacked Rajasthan minister Mahipal 
Maderna, arrested in the Bhanwari Devi case, was brought to the CBI 
headquarters in the Capital on Sunday.  Pic/Imtiyaz Khan

They also said that his interrogation will help them unveil hidden leads into the case. Parasram Bishnoi, the brother of Congress MLA Malkhan Singh was apprehended hours after the CBI filed charge sheet against three other arrested accused. Maderna was named in the first charge sheet filed by CBI. The charge sheet was filed in the Rajasthan High Court and names three other accused, Shahabuddin, Sohan Lal and Balia. They are already in jail.

Gone without a trace
Bhanwari, posted as an auxiliary nurse midwife at a sub-centre in Jaliwada village went missing on September 1 after a CD allegedly showing Maderna in a compromising position with her was circulated in political circles.
On the other hand, there is no information on the whereabouts of Indra Bishnoi, sister of Malkhan Singh Bishnoi and a key witness in the case.

Maderna, who represents Osian Assembly constituency, was sacked from the Cabinet on October 16 by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot after his name cropped up in the case.

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