New Delhi:  Bhanwari Devi murder case has all the elements of Hollywood thriller "Sex, Lies and Videotapes", CBI Director A P Singh said on Friday as he felicitated teams of Rajasthan and Maharashtra Police for their help in cracking the case.

In a first of its kind ceremony, the teams of Rajasthan Police led by IG, Jodhpur Range Umesh Mishra, Maharashtra Police led by Joint Commissioner Sanjiv Kumar Singhal were invited to the CBI headquarters where they were handed over reward of Rs four lakh and Rs one lakh respectively for their assistance in the probe.

An assistance of Rs 1.5 Lakh was also announced for Bhanwari Devi's family which is only dependent on old-age pension of mother-in-law of the auxiliary nurse who was strangulated on September one.

CBI officials have voluntarily contributed Rs 50,000 to family's aid while Rajasthan and Maharashtra Police have followed suit by extending Rs 80,000 and Rs 20,000 respectively from their reward money.

The reward was announced for the absconding accused Bisna Ram who is alleged to have disposed of 36-year old Bhanwari Devi's body.

On a tip-off from the CBI, Pune police acted swiftly and nabbed him from an industrial warehouse in Lonavala, CBI DIG Ashok Tiwari said.

"There was a movie few years back 'sex lies and videotapes'. I have not seen that movie but in this particular case you have blackmail, you have politicians, you have got kidnapping, you have got murder so it has all the ingredients of a thriller," Singh said.

(Agencies)