A medical report submitted in Kerala High Court says Beedi tycoon Mohammed Nisham, who is serving a life term in Kannur central jail for killing the security guard of his apartment, K Chandrabose, is mentally sound.
Earlier, a petition was filed in the court by his kin PI Abdul Khader, stating that Nisham has mental ailments and needed treatment.
HC had asked the government to submit a detailed report about Nishamâs mental condition following the petition.
The report was submitted in court on July 26 after detailed evaluation by a medical team.
Abdul Khader, in his petition, had claimed that Nisham did not recognise him when he visited him in jail on July 14 and also got violent.
The petitioner also sought suspension of the sentence and medical treatment for Nisham.
Earlier, in the first week of June, a meeting was held in Thrissurâs Muttichool centre Manhal Palace auditorium with over 100 people, to save Nisham. The meeting was apparently a part of PR campaign to support Nisham.
Initially, the campaign started with a notice circulated on social media platforms, informing people of a meeting to be held to âsaveâ him.
The notice portrayed Nisham as a kind-hearted, selfless man who always helped his natives. And shockingly, it claimed that the murder was an âunfortunate eventâ.
Blaming the media for âsensationalising a small issueâ, the notice said, âMany people are employed In his companies, and their families are in a difficult position. Above all, he was a person who helped everyone and was also a social worker in our place. His absence is painful.â
Following this, a meeting of the locals was held and they also formed an action committee to save Nisham. This invited huge criticism from the public as well as from political leaders.
However, the campaign fizzled out later.
Sources from Kannur central jail say that the âmental illnessâ excuse can also be a tactic of Nisham to get away from jail.