The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday conducted raids at business establishments and the parental house of MLA Malkhan Singh in Jodhpur in search of him in connection with the abduction of midwife Bhanwari Devi.
The raids were conducted at the ruling Congress party MLA's three business establishments in the city and at his parental house in Tilwasni village in the district, agency sources said. He has been skipping questioning on health grounds for the past few days and the CBI on Tuesday pasted a notice at his house for his appearance for another round of questioning.
The MLA, in the notice, was asked to appear before the agency on Wednesday. On the other hand, Singh through his counsel moved an application in the local CBI court to seek further exemption from interrogation on heath grounds till December 16 or 17.
His sister, Indra Bishnoi, who also is one of the main suspects of the case and has been interrogated a number of times, is also absconding apparently with a view to evade CBI summons. Malkhan's brother Parasram Bishnoi has already been arrested by the CBI in connection with the case along with sacked Rajasthan Minister Mahipal Maderna, Bhanwari's husband Amar Chand and three others.