CBI ARRESTS FORMER MINISTER OF WATER RESOURCES GOVT. OF RAJASTHAN AND ANOTHER PRIVATE PERSON IN AN ON-GOING INVESTIGATON IN A CASE RELATING TO ALLEGED ABDUCTION OF SMT. BHANWARI DEVI.

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New Delhi , 02-12-2011

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The Central Bureau of Investigation has today arrested a former Minister of Water Resources, Rajasthan Govt. and another private person in an on-going investigation in a case relating to alleged abduction of Smt. Bhanwari Devi.

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. After registration, this FIR with the local police, on 20.9.11, the husband of Bhanwari Devi and complainant, also filed a complaint in the Court for arraigning former Water Resource Minister, Govt. of Rajasthan as an accused in this case U/s 365, 376, 302, 120-B IPC.

A charge sheet against three other accused persons in this case has also been filed today 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 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 to unearth the larger conspiracy so as to identify the other conspirators & perpetrators of this crime and recovery of Smt. Bhanwari Devi.


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