New Delhi, November 2, 2011
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh for credible information leading to the recovery of Bhanwari Devi, a nurse and folk singer in Rajasthan, who has been missing since September 1.
The family of the 36-year-old auxiliary nurse and midwife (ANM), a resident of Berunda village in Jodhpur district, suspects that she was abducted and murdered.
Her husband has alleged that she was abducted at the behest of former state Water Resources Minister Mahipal Maderna and his associates. They have denied the charges.
The CBI has also announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for absconding accused Sahiram in the case.
A press release from the agency said the information may be given at CBI Camp Office, Circuit House, Jodhpur (Rajasthan) on phone numbers: 09530346277, 09530346277, 02912513315 and 01124368641. The identity of the informer will be kept confidential, it said.
Meanwhile, the police remand of Shahbuddin, a key accused in the case, was extended by five days on Monday.
The CBI took over the investigation of the case on October 11 and registered a case in this regard.