JODHPUR: The CBI Wednesday announced a cash reward of Rs.5 lakh for information on Indra Bishnoi, the sister of a Congress legislator and an accused in the case of missing Rajasthan nurse Bhanwari Devi, sources said.
Indira Bishnoi, sister of Luni legislator Malkhan Singh Bishnoi who has also been arrested in the case, is absconding for over five months, sources said.
An arrest warrant against her was earlier issued by a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here.
It is believed Indra Bishnoi was close to Bhanwari Devi and was involved in the conspiracy behind the nurse's disappearance Sep 1, 2011.
As per the chargesheet filed by the CBI in the case, Indira Bishnot provoked Bhanwari Devi to prepare a CD showing the nurse in a compromising position with sacked Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna.
When Bhanwari started blackmailing not only Maderna, but also Indra's brother Malkhan Singh, she played an important role in getting the nurse eliminated, the chargesheet said.
"Indra Bishnoi remains the only major suspect who is on the run in Bhanwari Devi case. The CBI posted a notice outside her residence asking her to surrender. The CBI then attached her properties, but she still did not surrender," a source in the CBI told IANS.
He added that now a cash reward of Rs.5 lakh has been announced for any credible information leading to her arrest.