New Delhi: The CBI on Wednesday announced a cash reward of Rs five lakh for information leading to arrest of Indra Bishnoi, an accused in the Bhanwari Devi murder case, who is absconding.

Bishnoi, sister of arrested Congress MLA Malkhan Singh, a key accused in the murder case, is absconding since December. CBI had kept the investigation pending against her, which needs to be completed in order to file the final charge sheet.

The agency on Wednesday announced the reward for anyone who provides information about her which could lead to her arrest. She had earlier made an unsuccessful attempt to obtain anticipatory bail from the court. She has been untraceable since her brother Paras Ram Bishnoi and former Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna were arrested on December 2 in connection with the case.

Indra is believed to have played pivotal role in Bhanwari's abduction and subsequent elimination. Bhanwari Devi was strangled and her body burnt in September last year by a gang allegedly hired by Maderna and Malkhan Singh, CBI has said in its charge sheet filed before the special court in Jodhpur.