The missing case of Bhanwari Devi came with a new twist when the much hyped CD’s called to be her sex tape are out which is showing senior Congress leader Mahipal Maderna and government nurse Bhanwari devi in Compromising position. Many of the news channels have shown the sex tape on the TV channels on Thursday. The Telecast of the tape is coincided with the first time summoning Maderna by the CBI in Jodhpur.
Maderna, a former minister, was seen in a compromising position with Bhanwari devi and taking intimately with her in the 48 minute tape that seems to be shot at some hotel or guest house. The Tape is set to have a serious bearing on the ongoing investigation in the Bhanwari Devi missing case and Maderna’s arrest seems imminent. After the seven hours interrogation to Maderna, CBI allowed him to go Thursday. The agency has summoned him on Friday too.
The spokesperson from CBI, Dharani Mishra revealed,” Maderna was interrogated on Thursday and interrogation will take place on Friday also.” Aske about any chance of arresting the minister, she said there is no such plan so far.
Murmurs about the sex tape have been started since the September 1 it is the day from which the Bhanwari is missing. Her husband Amarchand had on alleged that his wife has been kidnapped and killed at the behest of Maderna. Later, the court ordered to book Maderna on September 11 on charges of rape, kidnap and murder on a petition filed by Amarchand.
Meanwhile, Governor Shivraj Patil had sacked Maderna from the Gehlot cabinet on October 16.
Agency sources said that during the interrogation on Thursday, Maderna had admitted his relationship with Bhanwari. However, he denied that he was part of the conspiracy to kidnap or murder the missing nurse.
Before telecast of video tape, two audio tapes were telecast recently in which Bhanwari, in conversation with Indra Bishnoi, sister of Congress MLA Malkhan Singh, talks about video tapes with potential to unsettle the state government. Bhanwari was heard threatening to expose Maderna if he didn’t pay Rs 7 crore as “settlement” money.
The CBI has so far arrested three including Sohan Lal Vishnoi, Baldev Jat and Shahabuddin, who are currently in judicial custody. Sahiram Vishnoi, a relative of Congress MLA Malkhan Singh Bishnoi, is also wanted in the case and is on the run although the court had declared him an absconder.
The CBI probe has disclosed that Maderna was in constant telephonic conversation with the three when Bhanwari was kidnapped. The police had recovered the jeep of Shahabuddin from Gujarat that was reportedly used to kidnap Bhanwari.
Taking up the case, after some strong remarks by the Rajasthan High Court, the CBI had been raiding various lime-kilns in Jodhpur region, which indicate that the agency has got some clue about Bhanwari’s murder. However, there is no official confirmation about whereabouts of the missing nurse.
The circulation of tapes, however, has given a new twist to the case as the source of the tapes is still known. The CBI officials are now trying to find out the source of the CDs and also the motive behind the tapes’ circulation at a time when the investigation has reached a crucial stage.
Speculations are abuzz that Maderna family was upset about the reported “relationship” between Mahipal and Bhanwari and they wanted to get rid of the latter. Mahipal Maderna is the son of prominent Jat leader Parasram Maderna. Mahipal’s wife Leela Maderna is also a Congress leader and Jodhpur zila panchayat chief.
However, Maderna family has various political rivals within and outside Congress and they too are under the CBI scanner. Initial reports suggested that the Congress MP from Pali, Badri Jakhar had handed over the tapes to chief minister Ashok Gehlot a few months back. Malkhan’s sister Indra had recently disclosed that Bhanwari had met Gehlot around one-and-half years back and had apprised him about her relations with Maderna.