Press Esc to close
Friday 22 May 2015
News updated at 10:42 PM IST
Weather
Max: 31.5°C
Min : 22.8°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Charges framed against main accused in Bhanwari case

Jaipur, Dec 19, 2012, DHNS:

The Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) court hearing the Bhanwari Devi murder case in Jodhpur has framed charges against one of the key accused Malkhan Singh Bishnoi, a legislator.

Bishnoi who is lodged in the Ajmer Central jail had not appeared before the ACJM (SC/ST) court on health grounds. On Wednesday, he was brought in an ambulance under heavy police protection.

The charges

“He has been charged with murder, criminal conspiracy, abduction with intent of murder and destruction of evidence of IPC besides various sections of SC/ST Act,” Senior Special Counsel for CBI, Ashok Joshi said.

The ACJM (SC/ST) court had framed the charges against all the accused on October 4, but the main accused Bishnoi and Mahipal Maderna were not present in the court. Malkhan could not be taken to court on grounds of ill-health while Mahipal Maderna was bereaved due to the death of his mother.

However, Maderna had appeared in the court in its next hearing on October 15 and the charges were read out to him But Malkhan could not appear on security grounds.

Crime saga

Bhanwari Devi, who was an auxiliary nurse, had gone missing from Jodhpur’s Bilara area on September 1 last year.

Following the CBI probe, it was found that she was allegedly abducted and killed and her body burnt at Jaloda. Her remains and belongings were later dumped in the Rajiv Gandhi Lift Canal, which were recovered by the CBI.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Guru Arjun Devji's martyrdom day...

Guru Arjun Devji's martyrdom day...

People admire at a part of bronze statue of Lachit Borphukan...

People admire at a part of bronze statue of Lachit Borphukan...

Youths pelt stones at the police during a protest...

Youths pelt stones at the police during a protest...

Students celebrate their success in the West Bengal...

Students celebrate their success in the West Bengal...

Young girls shelter under an umbrella during heavy rains...

Young girls shelter under an umbrella during heavy rains...

Kashmiri Muslims cry and pray upon seeing a relic of Prophet Mohammed...

Kashmiri Muslims cry and pray upon seeing a relic of Prophet Mohammed...

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag...

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag...

Nomads during seasonal migration from Jammu province...

Nomads during seasonal migration from Jammu province...

Bollywood actors Lauren Gottlieb, left, and Jackky Bhagnani...

Bollywood actors Lauren Gottlieb, left, and Jackky Bhagnani...

Irate mob torch a truck after it killed a man...

Irate mob torch a truck after it killed a man...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523