Beedi king found guilty of killing his guard with luxury SUV


Beedi tycoon Muhammad Nisham was on Wednesday found guilty of murdering Chandrabose, the security staff of Sobha City residential colony near here, by mowing him down with his Hummer car on January 29, 2015.

Muhammad NishamThe Thrissur district additional sessions court on Wednesday found Beedi tycoon Mohammed Nisham guilty of murdering Chandrabose, the security guard at his apartment complex by ramming into him with his luxury SUV on January 29, 2015. The quantum of punishment will be pronounced on Thursday.

According to the prosecution, a furious Nisham had assaulted the guard, Chandra Bose, when he delayed opening the apartment gates. When Bose tried to run away, Nisham gave chase in his SUV – a Hummer and squashed him against a wall.

Though a critically injured Bose was rushed to a hospital by apartment residents, he succumbed to his injuries after over a month.

The case attracted nationwide attention, and the Supreme Court while hearing a related plea directed the lower court to deliver a verdict by January 31 this year.

Nisham, a serial offender, was earlier booked in 2013 when he reportedly allowed his minor son to drive his Ferrari in their residential complex. Police registered a case against the businessman after his Facebook post on the matter turned viral.

In another incident, Nisham had allegedly locked a woman sub-inspector who attempted to book him for drink driving in his Rolls Royce car for more than two hours. Following this, he was booked for driving under the influence of alcohol as well as obstructing a government servant from discharging her duty.

However, Nisham seemed to always emerge unscathed from the cases lodged against him – which, at one time, went up to nearly 12. The state government had suspended Thrissur police commissioner Jacob Job last year for allegedly trying to weaken the case against Nisham.

Police have seized all the vehicles owned by the convict, including a Bentley and an Aston Martin, and confiscated a licensed gun from his possession.

Besides being the director of the Tamil Nadu-based King Beedi Company, Nisham exports tobacco and owns a chain of businesses in the Middle East. He owns properties worth `5,000 crore in India and abroad.