Khairlanji : Court Proceedings on 17th Nov 2007


 The defence lawyer Adv.Khandelwal is again ready to continue to cross-examine the witness, Dinesh Dhande.
Adv.Khandelwal: Do you know that if Sidhhartha would come to Bhaiyyalal’s house, he would go out of his house?
Wit: No , I don’t know.
adv.Khandelwal: Is it true that sometimes the ladies of the village used to quarrel with Surekha Bhotmange?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal: Surekha used to encourage Sidhhartha to quarrel with others & used to help him in his quarrels.Right?
Wit: I don’t know.
Adv.Khandelwal: Is it right that 15 persons were produced in the Mohadi court on 29/9/06 regarding beating of Sidhhartha Gajbhiye?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal: 15 persons and their sureties went to Mohadi court in a tractor on the morning of that day.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal: Regarding this crime 40-50 persons were arrested including your father.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal: Your statement was recorded by the police after the arrest of your father .Right?
Wit : I do not remember that.
Adv.Khandelwal:  Is it true that your statement was recorded by C.B.I. on 9/12/06 when your father was in jail.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal: The police took you to the jail  for 4 times to identfy the attackers.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal: Is it true that since your father was injail , you did not identify any of the accused.Right?
Wit: yes.
adv.Khandelwal: After some days when your statement was recorded by the Magistrate, C.B.I. submitted chargesheet but not against your father and therefore your father was released .Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal: When your statement was recorded by C.B.I., they assured you that after 90 days of arrest of your father , he would be released.Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Khandelwal: Is it true that C.B.I. assured you that if you give statement before C.B.I. & Magistrate then they would discharge your father?
Wit: No.
Adv.Khandelwal: The C.B.I. moved an application to Magistrate for taking lie detector test of your father & some other persons . Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal: Did you tell the police that on the day of the incident it was 6:30 in the evening when you returned from the fields.Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Khandelwal: But your statement to the police shows the above fact. Why?
Wit: It is not correctly recorded by the police.
Adv.Khandelwal: Did you tell the police of what weapons were possesed by which accused?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal: Did you also tell the police that some of the accused were threatening & also some of the accused gave abuses in the name of the caste?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal: But these 3 facts are not there in your written statement to the police dated 29/10/06 .Why?
Wit: I can not assign any reasons  for it.
Adv.Khandelwal: Distance between that beetle kiosk & Bhaiyyalal’s house is about 400 meters.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal: Behind the house of Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange , there  are heaps of cow dung . Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal: Thre are many heaps of cow dung in the triangle area between Kandri road & Dhusala road behind the house of Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal: The grass comes up  in that triangle area  in winter season.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal: Such grass & plants grow upto the heights of 3 to 4 feets.Right?
Wit: No. Such grass & plants grow to the height of one to one & half feet.
Adv.Khandelwal: Is it true that in that triangle area some place becomes muddy.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal: The people pass through that  road  of the village normally.Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Khandelwal: The police has provided you with  the security.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal: Did you apply to the police for such protection?
Wit: No.
Adv.Khandelwal: So police provided you the security on their own.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal: Did you apply you to the police for its removal by alleging tht it causes inconvenience to you?
Wit: No.
Adv.Khandelwal: You have earlier said that 40-50 persons encircled the house of Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange & some ladies were also amongst them.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal: Could you identify them?
Wit: No, since they were standing far away.
Adv.Khandelwal: You could not identify them as it was very dark.Right?
Wit: No, it was not so dark.
Adv.Khandelwal: During those days there used to be load shedding of around 8 to 10 hours.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal: Some of the villagers who have electric motors , some time stay in their fields waiting for the resumption of the electricity.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal:  You also stay in the fields in the evening hours to wait for resumption of water.Right?
Wit: No, because I do not have electric pump to water my fields.
Adv.Khandelwal: You told the police that on 29/9/06 , some villagers in the evening hours  made discussion before Gram Panchayat office to lodge report against Rajendra Gajbhiye , Sidhhartha Gajbhiye & Surekha Bhotmange  & then you left from there to your house . Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Khandelwal: But your statement to the police does show the above fact.Why?
Wit: My statement dated 29/10/06 which shows above fact is not correctly recorded.
 (At this stage the court is adjourned till 19th November since its working time is over.)

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