Kerala Hummer case: Probe ordered into alleged special treatment to convict in jail

The probe comes in the wake of media reports that jail authorities had lodged Nisham (40) in a cell in the 10th block to exempt him from hard work.

By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: March 13, 2016 6:32 pm
Muhammad Nisham, who was sentenced by a court in Kerala to life imprisonment for the murder of security guard K Chandrabose Muhammad Nisham, who was sentenced by a court in Kerala to life imprisonment for the murder of security guard K Chandrabose

A probe has been ordered into allegations that special treatment was being provided by prison authorities to beedi baron Mohammed Nisham, convicted for killing a security guard in a fit of rage. DGP (Prisons) Rishiraj Singh has directed IG (Prisons) H Gopakumar to conduct an inquiry and submit a report.

“The IGP will be visiting the jail on March 17 and will be submitting the report by next day,” Singh told reporters. The probe comes in the wake of media reports that jail authorities had lodged Nisham (40) in a cell in the 10th block, which is meant to house prisoners suffering from mental ailments, to exempt him from hard work. He had also been allotted a helper.

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Nisham had been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Thrissur court in January this year besides an additional 24 years and a fine of Rs 80.30 lakh for killing the security guard of his residential complex.

Nisham, who was in an inebriated state, had assaulted Chandrabose (51) and later rammed his luxury vehicle against him in the early hours of January 29 last year irked over the delay in opening the main gates of his posh residential complex in Thrissur.

The severely injured guard died on February 16 last year. The case had evoked widespread protests across Kerala.

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    indian
    Mar 13, 2016 at 4:20 pm
    I disagree. He fights with everyone instead of cooperating. He calls the PM a psychopath and then says there's no cooperation.
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    indian
    Mar 13, 2016 at 4:21 pm
    It's okay. He's a minority and must be allowed privileges even if he murders people.
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    Raj
    Mar 13, 2016 at 5:18 pm
    FYI...lot of northie bhaiyyas today have settled in Kerala for jobs as the wages here is the highest compared to any other place in India. The biggest issue we have started facing after these guys arrived is pan stains and open defecation !!
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    Kaliyug
    Mar 13, 2016 at 5:09 pm
    Just what happens in India all the time, nothing changes as money changes hands and the person convicted of a heinous crime is happy and well taken care of in the prisons.
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    Prakash Gotimukul
    Mar 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm
    If you have a name starting from K, then u shd be always praised and any nonsense shd be appreciated eg Kejriwal, Kanhya etc etc
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    Prakash Gotimukul
    Mar 13, 2016 at 4:29 pm
    Kerala is full of corrupt people. When u are ruled by commies and cong for a long time, this is what happens. On top of it congress has partnership with vote banks, so many would support such facilities to a criminal
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    Mathew Rajan
    Mar 14, 2016 at 9:53 am
    Haha then north and central indians come begging to their homes in Kerala.Lol begging from beggars.
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    Mathew Rajan
    Mar 14, 2016 at 9:56 am
    Who said the where from Bihar?
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