Former Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna has said Jodhpur’s missing nurse Bhanwari Devi was blackmailing him and he was tense due to that. Maderna, who is being questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation, also revealed the name of the person at whose behest she was blackmailing him. But he denied having any hand in her abduction.
According to officers, Maderna was in contact with Bhanwari even after her abduction on September 1.
He also said Congress legislator Malkhan Singh Bishnoi had introduced him to Bhanwari.
Officers said the names of a central minister and a BJP leader have also cropped up in the case and they might be questioned.
In Jodhpur, the questioning of Kamala, wife of Malkhan Singh and Bhanwari’s husband Amar Chand continued.
The Rajasthan high court, meanwhile, has put a stay on the permission of a lower court to conduct a voice test on accused Sohan Lal Bishnoi to verify the authenticity of some audio clips related to Bhanwari.