HC lambasts Rajasthan in nurse case
The Rajasthan high court on Tuesday criticised the state government on the issue of the kidnapping and suspected murder of government nurse and folk artist Bhanwari Devi.india Updated: Oct 12, 2011 00:17 IST
The Rajasthan high court on Tuesday criticised the state government on the issue of the kidnapping and suspected murder of government nurse and folk artist Bhanwari Devi.
While hearing the petition of Amar Chand Nat, Bhanwari's husband, the Jodhpur Bench of the high court termed the state government "a total failure" and said such a "worthless government has never been seen in the history of Rajasthan".
The high court will now monitor the case every alternate day.
The court also commented adversely on the role of home minister Shanti Dhariwal. It said that the police wanted to investigate the matter objectively, but there was pressure from the home ministry.
The court also ruled out the need of probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the matter. "If the case is still not solved, the matter will be investigated under the supervision of the court," the court ruled.
The next hearing of the case is on October 13.
First Published: Oct 12, 2011 00:15 IST