CBI FELICITATES RAJASTHAN & MAHARASHTRA POLICE FOR EXCELLENT CO-OPERATION IN ON-GOING INVESTIGATION IN THE SMT.BHANWARI DEVI CASE; FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO THE VICTIM'S FAMILY ANNOUNCED.

Press Release
New Delhi , 13.01.2012

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has felicitated the team of Rajasthan Police and Maharashtra Police who worked in close co-ordination with the CBI to unravel complex crime investigation in the Smt.Bhanwari Devi alleged abduction and murder case in Jodhpur (Rajasthan).

            An Eight-member team of Rajasthan Police was honoured by Director, CBI. Commendation Certificates were given to the officers & personnel of this team. The team was also given a cheque of Rs.Four lakh as reward amount for providing information leading to apprehend absconding accused Bishna Ram.

            Director CBI also honoured a Two-member team of Maharashtra Police (Pune) by giving them Commendation Certificates. They were also given a cheque of Rs.One lakh for capture of absconding accused Bishna Ram from Lonawala.

            Speaking on the occasion, Director, CBI Shri Amar Pratap Singh, said that coordination between the State Police & the CBI in Special Crime cases is essential to a successful investigation. The State Police supplements knowledge of local issues to CBI's expertise in investigation. He said that the investigation in the Smt.Bhanwari Devi Case was extremely difficult but a breakthrough was possible due to this coordinated effort.

            As a gesture, moved by reports about the plight of the victim's family, the Rajasthan Police, Maharashtra Police & CBI have decided to collectively contribute a sum of Rs.1.5 lakh to the welfare of the children of Smt.Bhanwari Devi.

Reward to Rajasthan Police being presented by Director, CBI to IG, Jodhpur
Reward to Rajasthan Police being presented by Director, CBI to IG, Jodhpur
Reward to Maharastra Police(Pune) being presented by DCBI to Joint CP,Pune
Reward to Maharastra Police(Pune) being presented by DCBI to Joint CP,Pune
Director & Sr. officers of CBI with teams of Rajasthan Maharastra Police &  CBI investigators of the Smt. Bhanwari Devi case
Director & Sr. officers of CBI with teams of Rajasthan Maharastra Police & CBI investigators of the Smt. Bhanwari Devi case

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