CBI ARRESTS THE HUSBAND OF SMT. BHANWARI DEVI IN AN ON-GOING INVESTIGATON IN A CASE RELATING TO HER ALLEGED ABDUCTION

Press Release
New Delhi , 08-12-2011

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The Central Bureau of Investigation has today arrested husband of Smt. Bhanwari Devi in an on-going investigation in a case relating to her alleged abduction. He has been examined by CBI in this connection.

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 at PS.Bilara, Distt. Jodhpur Rural, Rajasthan.

A charge sheet against three other accused persons in this case has also been filed on 02.12.2011 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 also arrested the former Minister of Water Resources, Govt. of Rajasthan and another private person on 02.12.2011. Presently, both are in CBI custody.

CBI has announced a reward of Rs. Ten lakh providing information leading to her recovery. Besides, a reward of Rs. Five 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. A reward of Rs. Five lakh has also been announced for credible information to whereabouts and apprehensive of the another absconding accused Sh. Bishna Ram Bishnoi S/o Sh. Mohan Ram Bishnoi, resident of Sundanagar, Jaloda District, Jodhpur Rural in this case.

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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