Jodhpur, Apr 21: The CBI today filed the third chargesheet in the Bhanwari Devi abduction and murder case in a court here.
The chargesheet in the CBI court is against Pukhraj, Dinesh and Reshmaram, who are under judicial custody here, while the investigation against absconding accused Indira Bishnoi, sister of jailed MLA Malkhan Singh, is pending. The accused have been charged under section 120-b (punishment of criminal conspiracy), 364 (kidnapping or abducting for murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of an offence) and 302 (punishment for murder) of IPC and under SC/ST Act.
The third chargesheet contains 16 witnesses. Out of the total 17 accused in the case, 16 including ruling Congress party MLAs Mahipal Maderna and Malkhan Bishnoi, are under judicial custody while Indira is absconding. 36-year-old Bhanwari Devi was abducted and murdered last year.
According to CBI sources, Bhanwari had demanded Rs 50 lakh from Maderna with whom she was shown in a compromising position in a CD.