Jodhpur, Nov 25: Sacked Rajasthan Minister Mahipal Maderna was again grilled by the CBI today in Bhanwari Devi disappearance case, in which he is the key suspect.
Maderna, who has earlier been questioned twice by the agency, was quizzed for about four hours at circuit house here, CBI sources said.
After two days of questioning, he was admitted to a local hospital on November 12 following complaint of chest pain. He was discharged on November 18 evening and the agency officials today asked Maderna to appear for questioning.
The agency got his medical report reviewed by doctors at AIIMS who have understood to have declared him fit enough to face the CBI questioning, agency sources said.
Besides Maderna, the agency also summoned Maderna's driver, Mohan Bishnoi—the husband of Indira Bishnoi and brother-in-law of MLA Malkhan Singh, one Riyaz who had been in contact with one of the accused Shahbuddin, for questioning.
Maderna, who was sacked from Ashok Gehlot cabinet on October 16 after his name cropped up in the case, is accused of being involved in the abduction of Bhanwari, 36, an auxiliary nurse midwife at a sub-centre in Jaliwada village, around 120 km from here, who is missing since September 1.
Bhanwari's husband Amar Chand has alleged that she was kidnapped at the behest of Maderna, who denied the charge, A CD allegedly showing Maderna in compromising position with Bhanwari had come to light after she went missing from Jodhpur's Bilara area.
The CBI has so far grilled several people including ruling Congress MLA Malkhan Singh, his brother and sister, Mahipal Maderna's wife Leela Maderna and others.