Thrissur: Almost a year after he mowed down security guard Chandrabose with his Hummer jeep, justice caught up with beedi tycoon Mohammed Nisham on Wednesday.
Thrissur District Additional Sessions Court Judge KP Sudheer convicted Nisham for murdering Chandrabose. The quantum of sentence will be pronounced tomorrow.
On January 29, 2015, a delay in opening the gate of Sobha City by Chandrabose had allegedly infuriated an inebriated Nisham. The businessman first mercilessly beat up Chandrabose and when the poor guard tried to escape, Nisham rammed his Hummer into him. The security guard succumbed to his injuries after three weeks at a private hospital.
The Kerala Police had invoked provisions of Kerala Anti-social Activities (Prevention) Act (KAAPA) against Nisham, who is a serial offender and has 16 criminal cases against him.
He is currently lodged at the Kannur Central Jail.
One of the key witnesses in the case Anup had earlier given a statement against Nisham but he later turned hostile. However, he once again approached the court with the plea that he was forced by Nisham's brother to change his statement, following which the trial court accepted his original statement.