CBI on Tuesday searched the house of Congress MLA Malkhan Singh's brother Parasram Bishnoi in Rajasthan's Bilada town in connection with the Bhanwari Devi missing case.
Parasram was questioned for five hours yesterday by the probe agency at the circuit house here. A CBI team today reached Bilada, 80 km from Jodhpur, and conducted the search at his residence, officials said.
Meanwhile, sacked Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna who had skipped questioning on "health grounds" on Monday, continued to be in Mathura Das Mathur government hospital.
Maderna is a key suspect in the case and has been questioned by the CBI two times last week and after that he was admitted to the hospital where he is undergoing treatment for "marginal blood pressure and mild chest pain" since Saturday night.
A CD allegedly showing Maderna and Malkhan in compromising position with 36-year-old Bhanwari, an auxiliary nurse midwife at a sub-centre in Jaliwada village - around 120 km from Jodhpur, had come to light after which she went missing from Bilara on September 1.
Her husband Amarchand had alleged she was abducted at the behest of Maderna.
Sources said it is believed that Bhanwari was introduced to Maderna some years back by Malkhan, who had already admitted to CBI that he knew her.