Rajasthan Water Resources Minister Mahipal Maderna sacked in the Bhanwari Devi Missing Case
India Current Affairs 2011. Rajasthan Water Resources Minister Mahipal Maderna was dropped from the Cabinet for his alleged involvement in Bhanwari Devi missing case
Rajasthan Water Resources Minister Mahipal Maderna was dropped from the Cabinet on 16 October 2011 after an official recommendation sent to the Raj Bhavan for his dismissal. He was dismissed in the wake of allegations about his involvement in a case of mysterious disappearance of an auxiliary nurse midwife, Bhanwari Devi.
Maderna, son of powerful Jat leader and Congress veteran Parasram Maderna could not be persuaded to put in his papers, following which Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot decided to recommend his sacking to the Governor.
The State government announced his removal a day before a habeas corpus writ petition filed by Bhanwari Devi's husband comes up for the next hearing in the Rajasthan High Court.
Maderna figures as an accused in the first information report registered for rape, kidnap and murder of Bhanwari Devi, 36, who has been missing from Jaliwada village in Jodhpur district since 1 September 2011. Maderna faces charges under Sections 376 (rape), 302 (murder) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.