Mohammed Nisham, the beedi tycoon and accused in the Chandrabose murder case, was charged with another case by Thrissur West police, for allegedly threatening his company manager P Chandrasekharan from jail.
Chandrasekharan is the manager of his company King Spaces and Builders.
The petitioner complained that Nisham, who is under life imprisonment at Kannur central jail, for mowing down his apartment security guard, had called him twice from a landline number last week and allegedly threatened him.
"We have to investigate the reasons and other factors. The complainant will be questioned and there will be a parallel probe to establish whether Nisham indeed made any call from the jail and threatened Chandrasekharan," a police officer from the station confirmed to The NewIndian Express.
As per the jail norms, inmates can use landlines once in a week, to make calls to registered numbers if they pay Rs 280 per month. Kannur central jail superintendent Nirmalanandan Nair has confirmed to TNIE that he was emailed with a copy of Chandrashekharanâ€™s complaint.
Nair added that Chandrashekharan had visited Nisham around 20 times and the latter had abused his manager. He says that Nisham had refused to sign some papers brought by the manager, reports TNIE.
However, in the complaint, the manager claimed that Nisham asked him to bring some documents to the prison and he informed that the documents were not in his possession. Then, Nisham allegedly threatened him with dire consequences, if he did not comply with his wish.
Chandrasekharan had joined the company in 2011 when Nisham was the managing director but later he resigned in December 2014 following some issues with Nisham. He claims that Nisham treated him like a slave. Later, he joined back in March 2015 after Nishamâ€™s arrest. He said in the complaint that Nisham's brothers, Abdul Razak and Abdul Nizar, asked him to join back.