Khairlanji : Court Proceedings on 16th Nov 2007


  The court assembles at 11:30 A.M.The defence lawyer , Adv.M.T.Bedarkar is ready to contiue to cross-examine the witness, Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange.
Adv.Bedarkar: After the incident , when did you first visit Khirlanji?
Wit: On 30/9/06, I left house of Sidhhartha at about 4 to 4:30 A.M.Then I went to Kharlanji walking.I reached Khairlanji in 15 minutes.
Adv.Bedarkar: What is the distance between Khairlanji and Deulgaon?
Wit : It is about 4 to 5 kms.
Adv.Bedarkar: On 30/9/06 , when did you reach Andhalgaon Police station?
Wit: I reached Andhalgaonn police station at about 9 to 10 A.M.
Adv.Bedarkar: When did you submit your complaint in Andhalagaon police station?
Wit : At Andhalgaon police station, I scribed my complaint through petition writer & then I put my signature on it.I submitted that complaint at abou 11 A.M.
Adv.Bedarkar: When the police call you after that?
Wit: The police did not call me after that .
Adv.Bedarkar: How did you know that the offence has been registered?
Wit: The police told me that the offence has been registered & therefore I came  to know  it.
Adv.Bedarkar: After lodging your complaint , you twice or thrice visited the police station.Right?
Wit: No.After lodging my complaint , I never went to police station.
Adv.Bedarkar: After lodging your complaint, what did you do?
Wit: After lodging my complaint , I straightway went to Mohadi Rural Hospital.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Was the police station incharge present there in the hospital when you identified the dead body of Priyanka ?
Wit: I don’t know .Since I was not acquinted with police station incharge of Andhalgaon police station, I do not know wheather he was present there or not.
Adv.Bedarkar:  But Bhaiyylalji, your statement to C.B.I.says that you along with the station incharge went to Mohadi genaral Hospital.So is it incorrect?
Wit: It is not correctly recorded.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Can you assign any reson as to why it is not correctly recorded?
Wit: No.
Adv.Bedarkar:  C.B.I.officers met you at Khairlanji.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Where did you go with those officers from C.B.I.?
Wit: I went to Mohadi Rest House with them.
Adv.Bedarkar:  When did you reach there in Mohadi Rest House?
Wit: We reached there at about 11 A.M. to 12 Noon.
Adv.Bedarkar:  You stayed there the whole day with them there .Right?
Wit: No.We stayed there for about 2 to 3 hours.
Adv.Bedarkar:  How many C.B.I. officers were present there?
Wit : I  can not tell how many C.B.I.officers were  there.
Adv.Bedarkar:  They made inquiry from you & recorded your statements .Right?
Wit : Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Then you were brought to Bhandara.Right?
Wit : No.
Adv.Bedarkar:  That time you did not tell any of the names of the accused.Right?
Wit: No, I had told their names.
Adv.Bedarkar:  But your statement to the C.B.I. dated 7/12/06 does not show any of the names of the accused,why?
Wit : I can not assign any resons for that.
Adv.Bedarkar: How much you are educated?
Wit: I have studied  upto 4th standard in Marathi medium.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Can you read Marathi?
Wit: Yes, I  can.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Did you read your statement to C.B.I.on 7/12/06 itself?
Wit:  Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Did it so happen that you did not know any of the accused’ names , so you did not tell the names to C.B.I.?
Wit : No, such of the thing did not happen.
Adv.Bedarkar:  You did not see of the attackers.Right?
Wit: No. I had seen.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Your statement to C.B.I. was recorded in Bhandara & not in Mohadi Rest House.Right?
Wit : No, it is not true.
Adv.Bedarkar:  On 4/10/06 , you gave a written complaint to S.P. , Bhandara. Right?
Wit:  Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:C.B.I. recorded your statement again on 8/12/06. Right?
Wit:  Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar: When you gave stement to C.B.I. , you told them that you stated to police about the names of 19 other persons apart from the accused.Right?
Wit : Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar: Did you tell ( reads statement from the statement to C.B.I) these 19 accused’ names to C.B.I.?
Wit: No.It is not correctly recorded.
Adv.Bedarkar: Do you know accused Puroshottam Titirmare?
Wit : Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  He has ancestral agricultural land in Khairlanji.Right?
Wit : Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  His father & mother reside in Khairlanji. Right?
Wit : Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  In the month of September 2006 , Purushottam Titirmare used to reside in village , Chicholi. Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Purushottam Titirmare was member of Khairlanji Gram Panchayat in the year 2002.Right?
Wit: I don’t know.
Adv.Bedarkar:  When Purushottam Titirmare was the member of Khairlanji Gram Panchayat , he took action to remove encroachment of your house & he took part in it.Right?
Wit: No,it is not true.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Priyanka sometimes used to stay in the house of Purushottam Titirmare in Chicholi if she was late coming from her school in Andhalgaon.Right?
Wit : No, it is not true.
Adv.Bedarkar:  There is open ground in front of Gram Panchayat.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar: Godess Sharda is installed there in the month of Navratra.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar: In the year 2004 ,too, Godess Sharda was  installed & worshipped  there in the period of Navratri.Right?
Wit : Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Public feast was arranged on one of those days.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  In that year you & your family took part in the festival.Right?
Wit : No.
Adv.Bedarkar:  You would give contribution for such public feast. Right?
Wit:  No.
Adv.Bedarkar:  On the immersion day of Godess Durga i.e. on the day of Public feast in the year 2004, Atul Dhande accidently dropped waste water on Priyanka.Right?
Wit : No. This incident occured at the time of the tournament & not on Sharda Poojan day.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Son of Purushottam Titirmare was present there near Atul Dhande when such incident occured .Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar: And you suspected that Yogesh Titirmare  poured such water on her.Right?
Wit: No.Actaully Yogesh Titirmare deliberately had poured such water on Priyanka.
Adv.Bedarkar: Then quarrel took place between Yogesh & Priyanka.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  And then quarrel took place between yourself & Purushottam Titirmare.Right?
Wit  :  No.  Ironically,Purushottam  along with some of the other persons walked over to my hut &  pelted on stones.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Since then you & Prushottam were loggerheads at each other.Right?
Wit : Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar: Purushottam brought all the accused who are now present in the court to pelt stones on your house.Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Even after giving 10-15 feets of road through your fields, quarrel with the villagers continued .Right?
Wit:  Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar: Such quarrel continued till the day of the incident.Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Bedarkar: You would begin the quarel & then would  make false allegations against Prushottam Titirmare &  his family.Right?
Wit :No
Adv.Bedarkar:   You used to threaten Purushottam Titirmare that you would lodge false complaint against him under atrocity act.Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Bedarkar: In May 2002 , you along with Sidhhartha Gajbhiye went to the house of Purushottam Titirmare & alleged that Yogesh teased Priyanka.Right?
Wit : No.
Adv.Bedarkar: At that time the villagers had beaten both of you due to your false allegation.Right?
Wit : No.
Adv.Bedarkar: Purushottam Titirmare works at Milk Federation in Bhandara & he lives at village Chicholi since last 5 years by constructing a house there.Right?
Wit : I don’t know. I see him in our village Khairlanji.
Adv.Bedarkar:   Purushottam comes in the village of Khairlanji to look after his parents & his fields.Right?
Wit : I don’t know.
Adv.Bedarkar:   Who beat Sidhhartha Gajbhiye ?
Wit : I did not see the incident of beating of Sidhhartha Gajbhiye , so I don’t know who beat him.
Adv.Bedarkar: Did Purushottam Titirmare beat him?
Wit:   I don’t know.
Adv.Bedarkar:  When the incident happened you were on your fields.Right?
 Adv.Bedarkar: I was in the fields upto 3 P.M.only . Threafter I I was present in the house only.
Adv.Bedarkar:   You went to the court of Magistrate of Mohadi to give your statement & you were asked about your name &  adress & also about the incident.Right?
Wit : I was asked my name & adress & not about the incident.
Adv.Bedarkar:   The Magistrae then asked wheather you want to give the oral statement as per section 164. Right?
Adv.Bedarkar:   You requested Magistrate to accept the written statement which you had brought.Right?
Wit : Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  You put your signature on that written statement . Right?
Wdit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:   Since you did not know about the incident you refused to give oral statement.Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Is it true that you sat for hunger strike  after the incident?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Is it true that you sat for the hunger strike as the real offenders were not arrested?
Wit : No, it is not true.
Adv.Bedarkar: You pressurised police by saying so before media & police .Right?
Wit : No.
Adv.Bedarkar: When you sat for hunger strike, the  M.L.A. , S.P. & Collector  came to you.Right?
Wit : Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar:  Is  it true that you demanded that this case should be proceeded on day to day basis?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Bedarkar: You then asserted that you have no faith in this court.Right?
Wit:  No.
Adv.Bedarkar: You sat for the hunger strike to demand money , house , etc . from the Govt.Right?
Wit : No.
Adv.Bedarkar:   You are deposing falsly to implicate the acccused . Right?
Wit : No.
(Adv.Bedarkar finishes his cross-examination of the witness.Now, the next witness, witness no. 19, Dinesh Dhande is called out to depose in the court.)

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