The Central Bureau of Investigating (CBI) on Saturday (November 12) will continue interrogation of sacked state minister Mahipal Maderna and Congress MLA Malkhan Singh Bishnoi in Bhanwari Devi abduction case. Maderna was yesterday questioned int he case by the CBI which also questioned his wife and another Congress MLA even as the agency filed a status report on its probe in the Rajasthan High Court.
Congress MLA Malkhan Singh, who represents Luni constituency in Rajasthan Assembly, was quizzed by the CBI followed by Maderna at its local office, a day after the former minister admitted to the agency that he knew Bhanwari, who was employed as an Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) at a sub-centre in Jaliwada village, around 120 km from here.
Maderna’s wife Lila and Malkan’s sister Indira were also called at circuit house in the city for questioning.
After two hours of questioning, Indira was taken to the CBI office where she was grilled along with Malkhan and Maderna.
A CD allegedly showing Maderna and Malkhan in compromising position with the 36-year-old Bhanwari, had come to light after she went missing from Jodhpur’s Bilara area on September 1.
Sources said it is believed that Bhanwari Devi was introduced to Maderna some years back by Malkhan.
Indira had been questioned earlier by the CBI and had told the media that Bhanwari wanted a “settlement of the deal” with former Water Resources Minister Maderna and she had approached even the Pali MP Badri Ram Jakhar.
Maderna, who was sacked from Cabinet by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on October 16 after his name cropped up in the case, was quizzed for the first time by the CBI yesterday.
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