Khairlanji : Court Proceedings on 9th July (continued)

29Jul07

Court Proceedings on Khairlanji massacre as on 9th july are as follows.  Of which morning part is reported earlier;  

The court re-reassembles at 3.p.m. Adv.Jaiswal is ready for cross-examination of witness, Suresh Khandate,who is  called into the witness box.

Adv.Jaiswal:Suresh, When did you suffer from Chicken Gunya?
Wit: 2 months from 20th september 2006.
Adv.Jaiswal:How did you feel then?
Wit:I had fever,bodyache,cold & cramps in legs.
Adv.Jaiswal:Had u taken medicines for that?
Wit:Yes.
Adv.Jaiswal:How many times your Doctor asked you to take medicines?
Wit:3 Times; Morning,Noon & Evening.
Adv.Jaiswal:The doctor must have asked you to take rest?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Jaiswal:He might have forbidden you to go out in the rain?
Wit:Yes.
Adv.Jaiswal:You might have felt weakness & loss of appetite?
Wit:Yes.
Adv.Jaiswal: Have you had pain in the eyes due to this disease?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Jaiswal:The Doctor must have given you sleeping pills due to which you must have felt drowsiness. Right?
Wit:Might be.
Adv.Jaiswal:The Doctor might have advised you to take rest at least for 2 hrs. soon after taking the food.Right?
Wit:Yes.
Adv.Jaiswal:You might have acted according to your Doctor’advise. Right?
Wit:Yes.
Adv.Jaiswal:What was the timings of the medications?
Wit:In the morning at 9:30, 1:30 in the noon & 6 to 6:30 in the evening.
Adv.Jaiswal:You must be sleeping on the cot inside your house due to the disease.right?
Wit :Might be.
Adv.Jaiswal:You were not walking around. Right?
Wit:I used to walk in the courtyard.
Adv.Jaiswal:You did not go to main village from 20/9/06 to 5/12/06.Right?
Wit:Yes.
Adv.Jaiswal:To avoid the suffering you did not go outside too.Right?
Wit:Yes.
Adv.Jaiswal: Whenever the police visited your home neither you told them anything nor did they ask you.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Jaiswal: After the incidence, ministers & their staff, reporters and media persons visited the village.Right?
Wit: I don’t know.
Adv.Jaiswal:  The ministers like Nitin Raut, Vilaas Muttemwar, Chief Minister & Deputy C.M. and their police squad visited the village. Do you know about it?
Wit:No.
Adv.Jaiswal: 4-5 days after the incidence 2-3 police outposts comprising around 30-40 policemen were deployed in village. Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Jaiswal: Are u aware of Human Right Commission?
Wit:No.  
Adv.Jaiswal: Do u know about social workers ?
Wit: No.
Adv.Jaiswal: Do u know about the Dalit Leaders ?
Wit: No.
Adv.Jaiswal: After the incidence the police used to go to Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange’s house.Do you know about it?
Wit .:No.
Adv.Jaiswal:You donot know anything because you were lying inside the house. Right?
Wit: Yes.                                                             
Adv.Jaiswal: After the police deployed in the village, they had visited the villagers in their houses.You might have heard about this from somebody.Right?
Wit:Yes, I heard it from my family members.
Adv.Jaiswal: Did you call any policemen to give them details of what you had seen about the incidence ?
Wit:No
Adv.Jaiswal: Did you learn from your family members about the visits of the dignataries like dalit Leaders, T.V.reportes, social workers to the village?
Wit:Yes.
Adv.Jaiswal: Were you afrid of such persons?
Wit:No.
Adv.Jaiswal: In spite of that you did not call them & tell them abour the incidence.
Wit : No.
Adv.Jaiswal: Why?
Wit: I was suffering from illness.
Adv.Jaiswal: Did you send your wife or children to give them the information?
Wit: No.
Adv.Jaiswal: Did you tell the Magistrate the power came back on 7:30 in the evening on the day of the incidence?
Wit: No.
Adv.Jaiswal:The power in the vilage was cut for 12-14 hrs.Right?
Wit:The power is sometimes on & sometimes not.
Adv.Jaiswal: On that day of incidence too, due to the load shedding,the power went off at 5:30 P.M. Right?
Wit:Yes  
Adv.Jaiswal: Is it true that in the month of September the rain falls?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Jaiswal: Is it true that in the month of September the day dawns at 5:30 in the morning.?
Wit:Yes.
Adv.Jaiswal: There is darkness at around 6 to 6:30 in the evening Right?
Wit:The sunshine is still there at around 6 to 6:30 in the evening.
Adv.Jaiswal: Your statement recorded u/s 164 says that “He ran away in front of me towards his farm ; but due to darkness , he fell down “Is this true or false?
Wit: The satement is not correctly recorded regarding the word darkness.It should have been that due to the blackout(fainting), he fell down.
Adv.Jaiswal: The Magastrare must have read the statement for you or you yourself might have read that statement.Right?
Wit:Yes.
Adv.Jaiswal: Then why you did not tell the Magistrate that it was not Andhaar(darkness); but Andhaari(blackout).
Wit: At that time. I was not aware of the mistake.
Adv.Jaiswal: In this courtroom, are there any peronnel from C.B.I.?
Wit:Except Adv.Ajaj Khan, no other personnel from C.B.I is here.
Adv.Jaiswal: When you were taken to the Magistrate for recording the statement , were there any C.B.I.officers?
Wit:No, there was no C.B.I.official.
Adv.Jaiswal: Are there any other mistakes in your recorded statement before the Magistrate as you just said that insted of darkness, there should be blackout.
Wit:Yes; but there are no mistakes in the statement to the C.B,I.
Adv.Jaiswal:Upto how much distance you can see if there is complete darkness?
Wit:Upto 10-15 feets.
Adv.Jaiswal:How much distance is there between the house of Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange & the pit of cowdung?
Wit:It is 20-25 feets.
Adv.Jaiswal:How much distance is there between Ramu Shende’s cowdung pit & ur house. Is it 15-20 feets?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Jaiswal:What is the height of Ramu Shende’s cattle-shed?
Wit:It is 12 feets from the top(centre) & 8 feets from the sides.
Adv.Jaiswal:What is the distance between Ramu Shende’s cattle-shed & Bhayyalal Bhotmange’s house?
Wit:5 feets.
Adv.Jaiswal:Where was  Roshan hiding ?
Wit:He was hiding behind the cow-dung pit.
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SINCE IT WAS 5 P.M. IN THE EVENING THE COURT WAS ADJOURNED TILL THE NEXT DAY i.e. 10 TH JULY.



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