» News » CBI files 3rd charge sheet in Bhanwari Devi case

CBI files 3rd charge sheet in Bhanwari Devi case

Source: PTI
April 21, 2012 11:15 IST
Get Rediff News in your Inbox:

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.

Get Rediff News in your Inbox:
Source: PTI© Copyright 2021 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
The War Against Coronavirus

The War Against Coronavirus