Jaipur: Embroiled in the Bhanwari Devi abduction case, trouble for Rajasthan state government's Minister Mahipal Maderna refuses to die down. A local court directed the police to register an FIR against Rajasthan Water Resources Minister Mahipal Maderna on charges of rape and murder in the Bhanwari Devi case. According to Amarchand, his wife was murdered on the Minister’s direction.

Notably, after appearing with the Minister in a controversial CD, Bhanwari Devi, an auxiliary nurse and midwife at Bilara in Jodhpur, has been missing for almost 22 days.

"The ACJM (additional chief judicial magistrate) court has directed the police to include the Minister as an accused and probe his role under Sections 376 (rape), 302 (murder) and 120B (criminal conspiracy of the Indian Penal Code)," said Amarchand's lawyer Paras Chauhan.

The court asked the Inspector General of Police, Jodhpur range, to appear before it in person on Monday and submit an explanation for the "disappointing pace" of the investigation.

(JPN/ Bureau)