Khairlanji: Court Proceedings 28th Nov. 2007

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The court assembles at 11:15 A.M.The last witness, Mahadev Zanzad is  again ready to be cross-examined by the C.B.I.lawyer, Adv.Ejaj Khan.

Adv.Khan: Did you tell the Magistrate that , you were at the house of your sister at Nagpur in the period between 30/8/2006 to 8/9/2006 and on return you came to know that there was fighting between Sakru Binjewr & Police Patil of Dhusala, Sidhhartha Gajbhiye?
Wit: I don’t remember.
Adv.Khan: But this fact is mentioned in your statement to Magistrate. Why?
Wit:I can not assign any reason for that.
Adv.Khan: Do you know about the infighting between Sidhhartha Gajbhiye & Sakru Binjewar?
Wit: No.
Adv.Khan: Did you give the statement that you saw Surekha Bhotmange came out of her house ?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khan: Did you make statement before the Magistrate that Jagdish Mandalekar, Vishvanath Dhande, Ramu Dhande, Shatrughna Dhande, Sakru Binjewar , Prabhakar Mandalekar & Gopal Binjewar beat Surekha  & some of those persons were holding sticks in their hands while some were empty handed and that Surekha was shouting as ‘died, died’ while some were shouting as ‘beat, beat’?
Wit: Yes. But I told this fact to Magtstrate falsly.
Adv.Khan: Is it true to say that after 7 or 8 days after the incident , Andhalgaon Police recorded you statement?
wit: Yes.
Adv.Khan: Is it true as recorded by Andhalgaon Police on 7/10/2006, that on 3/9/2006, you were present in your village , Khairlanji & on that day, Sidhhartha Gajbhiye did not pay labour charges to Sakru Binjewar and therefore  there was fighting & hurling of abuses between them.Right?
Wit: It is not correctly recorded by them.
Adv.Khan:  Did you tell the police tha on that day, Jagdish Mandalekar, Shatrughna Dhande, Sakru Binjewar , Prabhakar Mandalekar , Prakash Kadav, Premlala Khurpe , Nanhy Mandalekar , Dilip Dhenge, Prakash Athilkar , Dharmapal Dhande had asked Sidhhartha as to why he had not paid his labour charges to Sakru Binjewar & then they beat him?
Wit: No, I did not tell them.
Adv.Khan: But this fact is mentioned in your statement to Andhalgaon police . Why?
Wit: It  is not correctly recorded by them.
Adv.Khan: Did you tell Police that then Sidhharth gave abuses to them & therefore those persons rushed to beat him & therefore Sidhhartha tried to flee away on his motorcycle , but he was chased and caught at Kandri road and was beaten there by them ?
Wit : No, I did not tell.
Adv.Khan: But this fact is mentioned in your statement to Andhalgaon police . Why?
Wit: It   is not correctly recorded by them.
Adv.Khan: Did you tell Andhalgaon police that Surekha & Priyanka were then collecting water from  bore well & on hearing about beating of Sidhhartha Gajbhiye , they rushed to him at Kandri Road & on seeing I am being beaten , they brought him to their house?
Wit : No, I did not tell.
Adv.Khan: But this fact is mentioned in your statement to Andhalgaon police . Why?
Wit: It is not correctly recorded by them.
Adv.Khan: Did you tell Andhalgaon police that then on complaint of Sidhhartha Gajbhiye , crime was registered against those aforesaid persons ?
wit: I do not remember.
Adv.Khan: So is this fact not correct?
wit: I don’t remember.
Adv.Khan: Did you tell Andhalgaon police that on 29/9/06 , Sakru Binjewar , Jagdish Mandalekar, Shatrughna Dhande,  Prabhakar Mandalekar , Prakash Kadav, Premlala Khurpe , Nanhy Mandalekar , Dilip Dhenge, Prakash Athilkaar , Dharmapal Dhande went to Mohadi in a tractor & there they got bail?
Wit: I do not remember.
Adv.Khan: So is this fact not correct?
wit: I don’t remember.
Adv.Khan: Did you tell Andhalgaon police on that day Bhaskar Kadav came to Kahirlnji village and made phone call  on his mobile to Dilip Dhenge that Rajendra Gajbhiye brought goons from Kamptee and searching  for those villagers who had tried to kill Sidhhartha Gajbhiye?
Wit: No, I did not tell.
Adv.Khan: But this fact is mentioned in your statement to Andhalgaon Police . Why?
Wit:I can not assign any reason for that.
Adv.Khan: Did you tell Andhalgaon police that the aforesaid persons then went to Kandri in search of Rajendra Gajbhiye , but could not find him, so, they returned to Khairlanji village?
Wit: No, I did not tell.
Adv.Khan: But this fact is mentioned in your statement to Andhalgaon Police . Why?
Wit:I can not assign any reason for that.
Adv.Khan:  Did you tell Andhalgaon police that on that day at about 7:00 P.M. , they returned to Gram Panchayat office  of Khairlanji where Bhaskar Kadav & Prabhu Titirmare were also present there?
Wit: No, I did not tell.
Adv.Khan: But this fact is mentioned in your statement to Andhalgaon police . Why?
Wit: It   is not correctly recorded by them.
Adv.Khan: Did you also tell the police that then discussion took place there that Surekha Bhotmange falsely implicated villagers & then one written complaint was prepared & villagers put signatures on it but some were not satisfied with it?
Wit: No, I did not tell.
Adv.Khan: But this fact is mentioned in your statement to Andhalgaon police . Why?
Wit: It   is not correctly recorded by them.
Adv.Khan: Did you tell the police that the persons alighting from the tractor who later went to the house of Surekha Bhotmange were 30 – 40 in number?
Wit: No, I did not tell.
Adv.Khan: But this fact is mentioned in your statement to Andhalgaon police . Why?
Wit: It   is not correctly recorded by them.
Adv.Khan: Did you tell the police that after some time , you heard  commotion of attack?
wit: Yes. I did.
Adv.Khan: Did you tell the Andhalgaon police that those aforesaid persons & some other persons went towards house of Surekha Bhotmange?
Wit: No, I did not.
Adv.Khan: But this fact is mentioned in your statement to Andhalgaon police . Why?
Wit: It is not correct.
Adv.Khan:  Did you tell the police that you did not know who killed Surekha Bhotmange & her 2 sons & a daughter?
Wit: I don’t remember.
Adv.Khan: But this fact is mentioned in your statement to Andhalgaon police . Why?
Wit: It   is not correctly recorded by them.
Adv.Khan: Where did Andhalgaoon police record your statement?
Wit:  Andhalgaon police recorded my statement in  Khairlanji cultural  hall.
Adv.Khan: When did they record your statement?
Wit: They recorded my statement in day hours  but  I do not remember time of it.
Adv.Khan: Who else was with you at that time?
Wit:  At that time Chirkut Lede was with me.
Adv.Khan: Whose stemement was recorded first between you both?
Wit:  I do not remember whether statement of myself or that of  Chirkut Lede was recorded first.
Adv.Khan: Why did you go there to the Khairlanji cultural hall?
Wit: I went there because I was called by the police.
Adv.Khan: Is it right that  Cirkut Lede was called by police & so you went there ?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khan: At what time & place the police called you?
Wit :  After 10-11 a.m., an unknown policeman came to call me when I was at beetle kiosk.
Adv.Khan: Was there any other  policeman  with him?
Wit: I do not remember whether any policeman was with that policeman at that time.
Adv.Khan: Was there any of the accused with that policeman?
Wit:  I do not know whether any of the accused was present with policeman at that time.
Adv.Khan: Who else was present with Chircut Lede at that time in beetle kiosk?
Wit: At that time Chirkut Lede was also present on that beetle kiosk .
Adv.Khan: Where did that policeman take you to?
Wit: We both proceed with policeman to Khairlanji cultural where we stayed there for  about half an hour .
Adv.Khan: Did you both leave that place  together or did you leave individually?
Wit: Ido not remember whether we left that place together or individually.
Adv.Khan: Whether police interrogated you together or separately?
Wit:Police made enquiry from us separately.
Adv.Khan: What were you doing when Chircut Lede’s statement was being recorded?
Wit: When statement of Chirkute Lede was being recorded, I was present & was  sitting on table chair nearby.
Adv.Khan: Who else was present there?
Wit:Shankar Khurpe was also present there.
Adv.Khan: When did he come there?
Wit: He  came there when statement of Chirkut Lede was being recorded .
Adv.Khan: Was your statement recorded till that time?
Wit: No,At that time my statement was yet to be recorded .
Adv.Khan:  Statements of Shankar Khurpe & of  yourself were recorded  together. Right?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khan:  Did it so  happen   that one police was recording your statement while another police was recording  statement of Shankar Khurpe?
Wit: Yes.
Adv.Khan:  How many policemen were there at that time?
wit: At that time 3 policeman  were there in all .
Adv.Khan:   Did you tell CBI that statement of yourself & Shankasr Khurpe were recorded at a time?
Wit: No.
Adv.Khan:   Did you tell  CBI about the facts you just told concerning your recording of  statement in Khairlanji cultural hall?
Wit: No.
Adv.Khan:   Did you  tell Andhalgaon police that you saw the incident as you narrated by standing behind the house of Natthuji Khandate?
Wit:No, I did not tell.
Adv.Khan:  Why didn’t  you tell them?
Wit:  I can not assign any reason why this  fact  was  not stated by me to Andhalgaon police.
Adv.Khan:  Was it because you were frightened?
Wit: Yes.

( At this stage the court is adjourned for the Lunch Break)



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