Jodhpur: Another accused in the Bhanwari Devi abduction case, Umesha Ram, on Monday surrendered before police here and was handed over to the CBI which arrested him.

Umesha, the ninth person to be arrested in the case, is among the five against whom the CBI court has issued arrest warrants last week.

He surrendered before DIG (Rajasthan Police) Girraj Meena, who is assisting the CBI in the case, and was handed over to the investigative agency, police said.

Umesha is being questioned at the circuit house here, CBI sources said.

Mahipal Maderna and Malkhan Singh (both Congress MLAs), Amar Chand (Bhanwari's husband), Sohan Ram, Baldev, Shahbuddin, Parasram and Sahiram have already been arrested in the case.

The CBI is hunting for Bisnaram, another suspect who is absconding, the sources said.

Bhanwari, posted as auxiliary nurse and midwife at a sub-centre in Jaliwada village, nearly 120-km from Jodhpur, went missing on September one.