Bhanwari Devi case: Om Prakash Bishnoi arrested

In a major development in the Bhanwari Devi missing case, police on Friday night arrested the brother of Bishna Ram Bishnoi, an absconder in the case with a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head. Om Prakash Bishnoi was caught last night while attemptingto flee in a truck at Gudha Malani in Barmer district, apolice official said, adding that Bishna Ram's brother wasinitially detained. Police have already taken into custody a number ofsuspects either for providing shelter to Bishna Ram or helpinghim to evade arrest. Om Prakash is being considered as a prize catch as he wasa close confidant of Bishna Ram. "This fact gives us adequate ground to believe that hemust be aware of the series of incidents that might haveoccurred after Bishna Ram took the possession of Bhanwari Devifrom Sohan Lal and Shahabuddin, if Sahi Ram's statement is tobe believed," the police official said.
Sahi Ram, a key suspect in the case, is said to haveadmitted before the CBI that Bishna Ram had to "dispose off"Bhanwari Devi according to a plan, he said. As Shai Ram is still under CBI custody, the centralagency may also take custody of Om Prakash for hisinterrogation and to corroborate facts with Sahi Ram in orderto verify the latter's statements about Bishna Ram's role inthe case, the official said