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

14Jan08

 (The court again assembles at 3 P.M.The witness Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange is again ready to be  cross-examined  by Adv.M.T.Bedarkar)
Adv.Bedarkar : Ther is a canal situated at about half Km. from your field which flows from Kandri side to Andhalgaon.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar: One branch of canal also goes towards Dhusala.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar: Is it true that at the time of the incident the canal was full of water?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar: Is it rue that the said canal is about 10 feets in depth & 6/7 feets in breadth. Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar: The walls of the canal are made of concrete materials.Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Bedarkar: There is no tree in the canal for next 15 kms.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar: Afrer Sidhhartha was beaten up , he was brought in your house & you informed his brother, Rajendra.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar: What did you do after he  was brought in your house?
Wit : We provided him the first aid.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Ther after you & your family lodged complaint about the incident.Right?
Wit : No.
Adv.Bedarkar:  What is the distance of Dhusala from Andhalgaon Police station?
Wit :  6-7 Kms.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Sidhhartha Gajbhiye was treated in a Kamptee Hospital. Right?
Wit : I don’t know where he took treatment from.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Surekha & Roshan had gone to Kamptee to see Sidhhartha Gajbhiye.Right?
Wit : Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  When did they return from Kamptee?
Wit : After 4-5 days.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Baban Meshram came to your house to record the statement of Surekha regarding the beating of Sidhhartha Gajbhiye. Right?
Wit  : Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Baban Meshram recorded statements of Surekha & Priyanka on 14/9/2006.Right?
Wit : Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Who lodged the police complaint?
Wit : I don’t know who lodged the police complaint but Sidhhartha Gajbhiye might have lodged the complaint.
Adv.Bedarkar:  In your statement to the Andghalagaon police station  you said that a case was lodged before Andhalgaon police station regarding beating of Sidhhartha Gajbhiye. Right?
Wit : Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar: After how many days of the incidence , police arrested the villagers ?
Wit ; I don’t know after how many days after the incidence of assault on Sidhhartha Gajbhiye the villagers got arrested.
Adv.Bedarkar: How many peopple were arrested  by the police?
Wit : I did not see the police arresting the people , so I do not know how many people were arrested by the police.
Adv.Bedarkar: Those people were released on bail when they were arrested.Right?
Wit : Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar: When those people retuned in the village , you were in the fields.Right?
Wit: No, I was present in my house when those people returned.
Adv.Bedarkar: Is it true that those villagers returned at about 4:30 ?
Wit:  Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar: But at that time your wife was in the fields.Right?
Wit: No,she was present in the house.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Thereaftr those people sat on a tractor & proceeded to Kandri on the road in front of your house . Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  That time of the day was 4:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.Right?
Wit : Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar: Thereafter you & Surekha went to the fields.Right?
Wit :   No.
Adv.Bedarkar: You worship Godess Durga &God  Ganpati.Right?
Wit: I worship only Babasaheb Ambedkar & not Godess Durga or Ganpati.
Adv.Bedarkar: Your wife would keep the fast for Godess Durga & Ganpati.Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Bedarkar: On the day of the incidence , you told Surekha to go to the house with a bundle of grass as she was having the fast for Godess Durga & you stayed on the fields.Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Bedarkar: On 29.9.06 , you went to Andhalgaon Police station & police recorded your statement .Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Bedarkar:On the day of the incidence , Surekha first returned home & you returned thereafter.Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Bedarkar: You gave statement to the police that on 29/9/06 , afer tractors left, yourself & Surekha returned to the fields.Is that right?
Wit: No. Wrong. My statement was not correcly recorded.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Is it right that you gave statement to the police that on 29/9/06 , you told Surekha to go to the house with a bundle of grass as she was having the fast for Godess Durga & you remined on the fields?
Wit: No.Wrong.It is not correctly recorded.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Day of the incidence was in rainy season.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  It was about 6 to 6:30 in the evening when your wife returned from the fields.Right?
Wit: No. On te day of the incidence myself & Surekha did not go to the fields .
Adv.Bedarkar:  Main vilage is about at a distance of 100 to 150 feets from your house.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  While going to your fields towards Dhusala , one has to cross the house of Titirmare which is about 30 feets from your house.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  The distance between your fields & Titirmare’s house is about 4 furlongs.Right?
Wit: No it is about 250 feets.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Is it true that between the house of Titirmre & the main village, there are 3 electric poles.Right?
Wit; Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Can you tell the distance between the two electric poles?
Wit; No, I can not  tell its distance.
Adv.Bedarkar:  The distance between your house & the fields is about of 3 poles i.e. about 450 to 500 feets.Right?
Wit: I don’t know.
Adv.Bedarkar:  On the day of the day of the incidence at about 6 to 6: 30 P.M. , you were on the fields &  there you heard  the sounds of shouting .Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Bedarkar:  But you gave this statement to the police.Why?
Wit: No, my this statement is not correcly recorded.
Adv.Bedarkar:  On hereing the shouts of the people , you left your fields. Right?
Wit : No.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Fields of Krisna titirmare are on the way from your house  towards your fields. Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Is it true that on hearing the shouts coming from your house when you were on the fields , you ran towars Dhusala & went to the house of Sidhhartha Gajbhiye. Right?
Wit ;No.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Is is true that on the day of the incident , a police from Andhalgaon police station came to Dhusala & told Sidhhartha Gajbhiye that there was peace in Khairlanji?
Wit ;No.
Adv.Bedarkar:  You told Andhalgaon police that on 29/9/06, a police from the said police station came to Dhusala & told Sidhhartha Gajbhiye that there was peace in Khairlanji.Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Who was that policeman?
Wit; I don’t know.
Adv.Bedarkar:  But your statement to the police shows that.Why?
Wit: My satement is not correctly recorded by the police.
Adv.Bedarkar:  You went to the pollice station only when a pollice from the aforesaid police station came to Dhusala.Right?
Wit: No.  I alongwith son of Sidhhartha , Rahul & one other person named Parsaram went to the police station on that night of the incident.
Adv.Bedarkar:  You on that night went to the police station , but did not lodge a complaint & returned back.Right?
Wit: Yes.
   (The court’s proceedings were deferred till the next day as the court’s time was over)



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