THRISSUR: It seems there has been some orchestrated attempt to weaken the murder case charged against controversial businessman Mohammed Nisham in connection with the death of a security guard Chandrabose here. Even 19 days after the incident where the security guard was admitted to Amala Medical College Hospital in Thrissur, neither the police nor the Judiciary bothered to record the death statement of the victim.
Though the police received ample evidence to establish Nisham’s shady dealings and seized incriminating materials from his flat during a raid, the police have neither included those in the chargesheet nor invoked any other Sections of IPC to frame him in connection with the evidence other than Section 307 (Murder attempt and now 302 (murder) of the IPC.
Assistant police commissioner Jayachandran Pillai, who is in charge of the investigation, told ‘Express’ the magistrate had gone there to record Chandrabose’s statement in the first week of February. But he couldn’t do so as he was placed on ventilator. But the hospital authorities said after a few days of initial treatment that he was shifted out of the ventilator and he was on a condition to speak with others until last few days of his death, despite critical internal injuries.
Similarly, though the police had seized a leather shoe made of python skin which he used to kick the victim, the police are ‘still’ exploring the possibility of charging a case under Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, as python is included in Schedule I of the Act. When pointed out the glaring loopholes in the FIR, R Nishanthini, new City Police Commissioner, said the shoe was a branded piece and hence the police will have to cross check before registering a case in this regard. Similarly, the section under Motor Vehicles Act, which attracts punishment for drunk driving, was omitted out because of the murder attempt charge (307) which is enough to frame him. Invoking MVA for drunk drive may weaken the case further, she said.
But veterinarian and elephant specialist Dr K C Panicker said since the python was included in Schedule I of the Act and the Wildlife Protection Act bans the trade of these stuff in the country, the police need to not waste time to register case against the company that sells the product in India and the person who use such banned goods here.
Likewise, the Enforcement Directorate is yet to start probe against his source of income, despite having substantial material to initiate action against him.
Tearful Homage to chandrabose
Thrissur: A large number of mourners gave a tearful homage to Chandrabose when his body was brought to his house on Tuesday. The last rites were performed by his son. In the morning, the post-mortem of the body was conducted at the Medical College hospital in Thrissur. A hartal was observed in the Manalur constituency on Tuesday as park of respect to the departed soul.
‘Higher-ups in Govt Helping Nisham’
T’Puram: BJP state president V Muralidharan said here on Tuesday that higher-ups in the government were protecting business tycoon Mohammed Nisham who brutally tortured security guard Subash Chandrabose, leading to his death. Muralidharan alleged that the higher ups were protecting Nisham from getting punished in drug trafficking and other criminal cases. He alleged that for several years, Nisham was engaged in criminal activities to amass wealth and used to spend money for illegal activities.
P N C Menon’s Noble Gesture
T’Puram: P N C Menon, Chairman Emeritus of Sobha Group, has announced payment of a monthly pension for the next five years to the family of K Chandrabose. The pension amount will be equal to the last salary drawn before his tragic death. It will be paid through the Sri Kurumba Trust, the CSR arm of Sobha Group. Menon has also offered to bear all expenses for education of Chandrabose’s children, including tuition fees, boarding and clothing.