CBI FILES CHARGESHEET AGAINST THREE ACCUSED PERSONS IN A CASE RELATING TO ALLEGED ABDUCTION OF SMT. BHANWARI DEVI.

Press Release
New Delhi , 02-12-2011

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The Central Bureau of Investigation has today filed a charge sheet against three accused persons in a case relating to alleged abduction of Smt. Bhanwari Devi, a local Nurse and folk Singer, R/o Berunda, Distt.Jodhpur ( Rajasthan) U/S 120-B r/w 364 IPC & substantive offence U/s 364 IPC and Section 3(2)(v) of SC/ST (POA) Act, 1989 In Court of ACMM(CBI),Jodhpur.

CBI registered this case on 11.10.2011 relating to the alleged abduction of Smt.Bhanwari Devi, r/o Village Berunda, District Jodhpur(Rajasthan) on the request of Rajasthan Government and further Notification from Govt. of India. The case was earlier registered by Rajasthan Police vide FIR No.383/2011 dated 05.09.11 U/s 365/120-B of PS.Bilara, Distt. Jodhpur Rural, Rajasthan.

It is alleged that the three accused persons along with some other unknown persons conspired to abduct Smt.Bhanwari Devi in order to eliminate her. Smt. Bhanwari Devi, a local Nurse & folk Singer, allegedly left for Bilada on 01.09.2011 at about 01:00 PM by Rajasthan Roadways Bus for collecting the payment of her car, which was reportedly sold to a person of Village Tilbasni, District Jodhpur(Rajasthan). Her husband tried to locate her by making repeated cell phonic calls, but she was untraceable.

In this regard, CBI has announced a reward of Rs.10 lakh providing information leading to her recovery. Besides, a reward of Rs.5 lakh has also been announced for credible information leading to apprehension of the absconding accused Shri Sahiram Bishnoi S/o Shri Momraj Village Kelansar, PS. Bhojasar, Distt. Jodhpur (Rajasthan) in this case. Proceedings for issue of proclamation U/s 82 Cr.PC, have been initiated against him.

Further investigation is continuing U/s 173(8) Cr.PC against the remaining accused persons and other unknown accused persons to unearth the larger conspiracy so as to identify the other conspirators and perpetrators of this crime.

The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.


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