Monday, October 26, 2015

Chandrabose murder case: Court declares first witness hostile

THRISSUR: The prosecution Monday suffered a strong setback on the first day of the trial in the case where Chandrabose, a security guard at Sobha City, was killed by controversial businessman Mohammed Nisham. Anoop, first witness in the case and the supervisor of Sobha City, retracted his statement in the court and following that, the court declared him as hostile.  

Anoop had earlier given a statement before the magistrate that he had witnessed Nisham assaulting Chandrabose. He also stated that he was also attacked. However, he retracted his statement today. He appeared before the Thrissur additional sessions court and said that he had not witnessed the attack. He also said that he had not seen the fight between the two on January 29, the day the incident happened.

The court will also cross examine Sobha City company driver Ajeesh. The trial which started today will be till November 7. The trial will be conducted every day except holidays and election days. On that days, Nisham will be lodged in Thrissur Jail. There are altogether 108 witnesses in the case.

Amal, Nisham’s wife, who was with him at that time, is the 11th witness and Chandrabose’ wife Jamanthy, the twelfth witness. Other witnesses are the residents of Sobha City.

Chandrabose was injured by Nisham by hitting him with his jeep, alleging that the security guard was late in opening the gate for him on January 29. Chandrabose died on February 16 while undergoing treatment.

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