Bhanwari Devi case: Indira Bishnoi sent to CBI custody
Indira Bishnoi, an accused in the sensational Bhanwari Devi murder case who evaded the law for over six years, was on Saturday sent to seven days of CBI custody by a Jodhpur court in Rajasthan.
Bishnoi was arrested by the Rajasthan Police with the help of their Madhya Pradesh counterparts from Nemawar area last night.
The case had grabbed headlines in 2011 after the name of then Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna cropped up in connection with the murder of Bhanwari, an auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM).
CBI Spokesperson R K Gaur said in New Delhi today that the agency has got seven days custody of Bishnoi during which she will be questioned on various aspects of the case.
Bishnoi had carried a reward of Rs five lakh on her head. According to police sources, she was living with a family in Nemawar as a destitute.
The CBI has so far filed three charge sheets against 17 accused, including Maderna and former Congress MLA Malkhan Singh, in the case.