The Thrissur additional district and sessions judge K P Sudheer will pronounce the verdict in the sensational Chandrabose murder case on January 20. The trial in the case came to a conclusion on Tuesday with the counsel for the accused Mohammed Nisham, and special prosecutor winding up their final arguments before the court.
The accused Mohammed Nisham, a beedi tycoon, allegedly mowed down the security guard Chandrabose hitting him with his luxury hummer SUV in front of the luxury condominium Sobha City at Puzhakkal in Thrissur onJanuary 29 last year. The trial took 79 days to complete.
Adv B Raman Pillai, then leading criminal lawyer for Nisham argued that it was not a murder and the victim suffered injuries when he jumped in front of the vehicle driven by the accused. Chandrabose died due to medical negligence, the accused hitting the victim with his hummer car was an accident, he claimed. The police, with the connivance of higher officials, later framed a case making the Nisham as the murder accused. he argued.
C Udayabhanu, special prosecutor argued that it was a clear case of homicide amounting to murder.
In an another twist to the case, the trial court had stopped the move to take Nisham to Bengaluru to present him in a Bangalore court in connection with another case registered by Bangalore police. Though the defender had moved the Supreme Court, seeking to extend the trial, the apex court didn’t accept the plea.
Nisham was previously booked in April 2013 for permitting his nine-year-old son to drive his Ferrari F430, while his five-year-old second son sat in the passenger seat. The police had arrested him and let him off on bail.
The trial court will pronounce whether the accused is guilty or not on January 20 in the sensational murder case which rocked the state and if found guilty the arguments on the quantum of punishment will commence the next day.