Khairlanji : Court Proceedings on 19th Nov 2007

19Jan08

                         
The defence lawyer Adv.Khandelwal contiues his cross-examination of the witness, Dinesh Dhande.
Adv.Khandelwal: Betala , Devhara & Palora are the neighbouring villages of your village, Khairlnji.Right?
Wit : No.
Adv.Khandelwal: In those 3 villages there were many thefts from houses & in the fields in the months of July to August 2006.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal: Is it also right that some time in these villages , the villagers had beaten unknown persons to death by suspecting them to be thieves.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal: Your villagers used to suspect that  those thieves were known to Sidhhartha Gajbhiye & they had relations with them.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal: In your village some of the times , the villagers rushed to the fields 2 to 3 times at night hours thinking that thieves arrived in their  fields.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal:  Is it true that the villagers used to suspect about the thieves being hidden in the house of Surekha Bhotmange?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal:  Was it a rumour in the village that Surekha Bhotmange used to buy 3-4 kilos of meat for those thieves?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal:  Does it happen that once you saw Surekha quarrling with some unknown persons?
Wit: Yes. 
Adv.Khandelwal:  Surekha Bhotmange & Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange used to prepare bidis apart from doing cultivation for earning.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal:  Surekha Bhotmannge had  acquitance with bidi contractor of village Jamb.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal:  Is it right that sometimes the bidi contractor & his men used to come to her house even in the odd hours.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal:  There used to be quarrel between Surekha & bidi contractor & his men regarding money for bidis.Right?
Wit: I don’t know.
Adv.Khandelwal:  Is it right that you are active in politics  ?
Wit: Yes .
Adv.Khandelwal:  Mukesh Pusam & Suresh Khandate are in your group.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal:  Bhaiyyalal is in your panel.Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Khandelwal:  Is it right that except one or two of the accused, all other accused  contest the election from opposite pannel?
Wit: Yes, but all the accused used to contest the election from opposite pannel.
Adv.Khandelwal:  Is it true that the fields of Vishvanath Dhande & that of yours are adjoining to each other?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal:  Is it true that Vishvanath Dhande is the father of Shishupal Dhande?
Wit: yes.
Adv.Khandelwal:  Is it true that they cultivate their own fields?
Wit: yes.
Adv.Khandelwal:  Many a times quarrel took place regarding the boundries of the fields between yourself & them .Right?
Wit: No.But one or two times such quarrel took place.
Adv.Khandelwal:  After arrest of your father , many times you were called in the Andhalgaonn police station .Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal: At that time  , the police threatened you also that if you do not give statement , then they would arrest you too.Right?
Wit:;Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal:  You along with C.B.I. personnel went to the Magistrate in the Mohadi court .Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Khandelwal:  C.B.I. told you that you had to go to Mohadi court .
 Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khandelwal:  You did not go to Mohadi court on your own to give statement to the Magistrate.Right?
Wit: yes.
Adv.Khandelwal:  You gave statement as per tutored by C.B.I.Right?
Wit: No.
Adv.Khandelwal:  You did not see anything regarding the incident on 29/9/06/Right?
Wit: No, it is not true.
Adv.Khandelwal:  You are deposing falsly against the accused.Right?
Wit: No, it is not true.
(Adv.Khandelwal finishes his cross-examination of the witness.Now, Adv.Jaiswal rises to cross-examine the witness)

Adv.Jaiswal: The distance between the place where you stood to witness the incident & the place of incidence , the house of Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange is about 100 to 150 meters.Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Jaiswal: It is not possible to see by staying at the point W-1 , to see what happened in entire road situated in front of house of Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange .Right?
Wit: No, it is not true.
Adv.Jaiswal: That road is the road which joins Kandri & Dhusala road.Right?
Wit: yes.
Adv.Jaiswal: On the sides of the road , there are houses & babool trees .Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Jaiswal: The place beyond those houses & babool trees can not be seen from the place where you stood to witness the incidence.Right?
Wit: Yes .
Adv.Jaiswal: When there is darkness in the evening hours due to clouds & rains , then one can not see what happened on that road , from the place you stood.Right?
Wit: yes.
Adv.Jaiswal: There are 4-5 huts including the hut of Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange in the line of house of Bhotmange.Right?
Wit: Yes. 
Adv.Jaiswal: There is open place in that line & there were two Babool trees in that line.Right?
Wit: Yes .
Adv.Jaiswal: Is it true that if had somebody stood on the place on  that road , you could not have  seen?
Wit: No, it is not true.   Those persons were visible , but their faces could not be identified.
Adv.Jaiswal: Did you tell the police that it was 7 in the evening when villagers surrounded house of Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange?
Wit: I do not remember. Police did not record my statement.
Adv.Jaiswal:Did police show you the copy of your statement?
Wit: As police did not record my statement , I do not know what they wrote in the name of my statement.
Adv.Jaiswal: Did you tell the police that from the terrace of your house , you saw some males & females attacking the house of Surekha Bhotmange?
Wit: No.
Adv.Jaiswal: But this fact is shown in your recorded statement to the police dated 29/10/06.Why?
Wit: It is not correctly recorded by the police.
Adv.Jaiswal: Did you also tell the police that Surekha & her children were  being beaten & they were screaming to save them ?
Wit: No.
Adv.Jaiswal: But this fact is shown in your recorded statement to the police dated 29/10/06.Why?
Wit: It is not correctly recorded by the police.

 (The court is adjourned for the lunch- break)



One Response to “Khairlanji : Court Proceedings on 19th Nov 2007”

  1. 1 prof.wagh sm

    justice delayed is justice denied.in matter of sanjay datts bail judicary shows quick action but for dalits cases approch of judicary is of delaying the matter as it is observed in many cases viz ramabai ambedkar nagar case. indian judiciary needs reservation system in it in order to attian social justice.


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