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CBI files 3rd charge sheet in Bhanwari Devi case

April 21, 2012 11:15 IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday filed the third charge sheet in the Bhanwari Devi abduction and murder case in a court in Jodhpur.

The charge sheet in the CBI court is against Pukhraj, Dinesh and Reshmaram, who are under judicial custody in Jodhpur, while investigation against absconding accused Indira Bishnoi, sister of jailed MLA Malkhan Singh, is pending.

The accused have been charged under section 120-b (punishment of criminal conspiracy), 364 (kidnapping or abducting for murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) and 302 (punishment for murder) of IPC and under SC/ST Act.

The third charge sheet contains 16 witnesses.

Out of the total 17 accused in the case, 16, including ruling Congress party MLAs Mahipal Maderna and Malkhan Bishnoi, are under judicial custody while Indira is absconding.

36-year-old Bhanwari Devi was abducted and murdered last year.

According to CBI sources, Bhanwari had demanded Rs 50 lakh from Maderna with whom she was shown in a compromising position in a CD.

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