Bhanwari case: CBI grills suspended cop, others

Jodhpur: The CBI, probing the Bhanwari Devi missing case, today grilled several persons including suspended police officer Lakha Ram Choudhary, Congress MLA Malkhan Singh`s brother Parasram Bishnoi and his wife Kusum.

It also quizzed video editor of Bhanwari`s folk albums Rajesh Parihar. "We have obtained some evidences and are in the process of verifying them," CBI spokesperson Dharini Mishra said. Bhanwari, an auxiliary nurse midwife at a sub-centre in Jaliwada village – around 120 km from here, is missing since September 1.

Her husband Amarchand has alleged she was kidnapped at the behest of Mahipal Maderna, a minister in Ashok Gehlot`s cabinet who was sacked after his name cropped up in the case. A CD allegedly showing Maderna in compromising position with Bhanwari had come to light after she went missing from Jodhpur`s Bilara area. Malkhan had allegedly introduced Bhanwari to Maderna.

Lakha – former SHO of Osian in Jodhpur rural – who was suspended after Bhanwari went missing, is suspected of helping key accused including Shahabuddin, Sohan Lal Bishnoi and Baldev Jat alias Balia on the day of the nurse`s kidnap.