The Rajasthan health department has issued a notice to missing auxiliary nurse midwife Bhanwari Devi, who has been missing since September 1, asking her to report on duty.
Bhanwari, 36, a resident of Borunda village in Jodhpur district, allegedly possessed a CD of herself in a compromising position with Rajasthan public health engineering department (PHED) and water resources minister Mahipal Maderna, who is named in a FIR in connection with suspected abduction and murder of Bhanwari.
The notice, issued by Bilara block chief medical and health officer Dr Pankaj Kumar Roy, warns Bhanwari of departmental action if she does not report to work.
“We issued the notice on September 12, after the government health centre in-charge, where Bhanwari worked, reported she hadn’t reported for duty since August 25,” Roy told HT.
According to the police, Bhanwari was at her house between August 25 and 31. On September 1, she went to Bilara to collect payment for a car she had sold to Sohan Lal Bishnoi. But when she did not return, her husband Amar Chand lodged the FIR accusing Maderna of kidnapping his wife with the help of Bishnoi, a PHED contractor. The Jodhpur police on Thursday got arrest warrants of the two main accused, Bishnoi and Baldev.
They also arrested 11 persons on charges of attacking a police team that had gone to arrest Balia, another suspect in the case, at Kaparda village near Bilara on Tuesday night.
The villagers had attacked the police party in which four policemen sustained injuries, said inspector general of
police, Jodhpur range, Umesh Mishra.