“The convict who has been in Kannur jail for killing my father has been using his money power and enjoying luxuries, and has been trying to use his influence to get his punishment reduced,” he said citing news reports. “At a time my family and I were grieving the loss of my father, you as the party secretary had assured me that you would be available for any help.”
He urged the Chief Minister to appoint a special prosecutor of his choice, CP Udaybhanu, “to ensure the justice that we received for our father's murder is not lost”.
Nisham, known as the “beedi king” of Kerala, was sentenced to a life term and an additional 24 years in jail for the murder of Chandra Bose, the security guard of his upscale residential society in Thrissur in 2015. According to the prosecution, when Chandra Bose, 51, fumbled while opening the gates of his apartment complex, a furious Mr Nisham rammed his SUV into 51-year-old man, pinned him to a wall, dragged him for 700 metres, stomped on him and then shouted "this dog will not die."
The police ordered an inquiry last year when there were complaints of Nisham getting VIP treatment in his jail, including access to two cell phones.