Khairlanji : Court Proceedings on 15th Nov 2007..contd

07Jan08

 (cross-examination by Adv.M.T.Bedarkar of the witness , Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange)
Adv.Bedarkar : Is it true that  earlier when you made grass-hut  on Govt. land , Gram Panchayat objected?
Wit : Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar : When you were constructing the grass  hut this way , there would be the quarrel with the  Gram Panchayat members  & the  vilagers. Right?
Wit : No.
Adv.Bedarkar: The villagers had the right of passing through the barren fields of your land. Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Bedarkar:  There used to be quarel between you & the villagers on the issue of passing through your fields.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Is it true that you had filed a case before Tahsildar( Magistrate) of Mohadi Tahasil regarding the alleged right of the way through your fields?
Wit : Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  There was a case before Thasildar of Mohadi regarding quarrell between yourself & the villagers.Right?
Wit : Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  You had lodged complaint in the police station against Shivshankat Athilkar, Premanand Khandate & Ambilal Khurpe regarding right of the way throgh your fields.Right?
Wit : Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  The cases  against these 3 people  went on for 2 or 3 years  the decision of which went against you & in their favour. Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  You & your  wife used to go to the Tahsil office for such cases & Sidhhartha Gajbhiye would come with you to help you.Right?
Wit : Myself & my wife would go to the Tahsil Office ; but Sidhhartha Gajbhilye would not come with us.
Adv.Bedarkar: Is it true that on the complaint made by your wife , police prosecuted Shivshankar Athilkar?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Your wife & you would attend that case.Right?
Wit :Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar: Your evidence was also recorded in the case.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Was its case no.289/2002?
Wit : Might be.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Is it true that all the accused were against you?
Wit : Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  In that case Govt.Pleader took  your cross- examnation after seeking permission from the court. Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Because you adduced false evidence , court pemitted your cross-examination through the Govt. Pleader.Right?
Wit:No.
Adv.Bedarkar:  In that suit Shivshankar Atilkr was aquitted .Right?
Wit: I don’t know.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Is it true that the court’s judgement went against you & you did nothing against that judgement?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Sidhhartha Gajbhiye used to come to your house to encourage you to rise up against the villagers .Right?
Wit : No.
Adv.Bedarkar: Some of the villagers beat up Sidhhartha Gajbhiye for this reason.Right?
Wit:  I  don’t know, but he was beaten up by  some villagers .
Adv.Bedarkar:  In that case of assault on Sidhhartha Gajbhiye , your   wife &  daughter Priyanka were the witnesses.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  The fields of yours & that of Sidhhartha Gajbhiye , are adjoining with each other. Right?
Wit : No.
Adv.Bedarkar: But the fields of yours & that of Sidhhartha Gajbhiye are in the same area . Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Sidhhartha Gajbhiye used to come to your house frequently . Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Bedarkar:  The villagers of Khairlanji  would suspect the illicit relations between your wife & Sidhhartha Gajbhiye. Right?
Wit : No.
Adv.Bedarkar:   Andhalgaon Police did not record your statement regarding the incident on 29th September 06.Right?
Wit : Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:   You went to Andhalgaon police station on 30/9/06 & thereafter 2-3 times. Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:   You gave written police complaint ; but your statements were not recorded.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:   In your statement to the Andhalgaon Police station on 5/12/2006 , you had said that the villagers used to suspect the illicit relations between your wife & Sidhhartha Gajbhiye since he frequently used to visit your house.Right?
Wit : It is false & it is not correctly recorded.
Adv.Bedarkar:   Your field was fallow field.Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Bedarkar:   You also used to work as agricultural labourer.Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Bedarkar: You made a statement in the Andhalgaon Police Station that you used to work as agricultural labourer.Right?
Wit : No.It is wrongly recorded.
Adv.Bedarkar: Your daughter Priyanka was aged 17 yers & she was studying at Andhalgaon school.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Is it true that if she was late from the school, she used to stay at Andhalgaon & some times at the village , Chicholi?
Wit: No.
Adv.Bedarkar: Village Chicholi is on the way to Andhalgaon &  it is 4 Kms away from you village . Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar: Distance between Chicholi &  Andhalgaon is 1 Km.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  You & your children used to attend the village functions.Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Bedarkar: The villagers would not invite you in the village functions as you were Mahars by caste.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar: But the other 2 Mahar caste families would be invited for the village functions . Right?
Wit : No.
( At this stage the court is adjourned for the lunch break till 3 P.M.)
 (TO BE CONTINUED………)



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