The chilling statements against Nisham by those who saw Chandraboses cruel end
news Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 07:11

Beedi tycoon Mohammed Nisham ran security guard Chandrabose over in the early hours of January 29, 2015.

According to other security guards at Shobha City apartments, where Nisham lived and Chandrabose worked, Nisham was enraged over a ‘delay’ in opening the gate to apartment.

What happened afterwards is a horrifying sequence of events that led to  Chandrabose’s death two week later, on February 16.

The News Minute brings you the statements of two key witnesses, both security guards – Anoop and Baby – who testified against Nisham.

Read: Cheatsheet: Timeline of events in the Nisham case

During the trial, Anoop turned hostile but later told the court that he was forced to say go back on his statement under threat. He said his conscience would not allow him to lie, and his statement original was accepted by the trial court. 

Anoop’s statement:

"I have been working at Shobha City for the past three months, my duty is to man the main gate. Four people do the patrolling during the day and another four people including me in the night.

Chandrabose was a staff hired by Shoba group and he was in charge of noting all gate entries. 

Due to one of the supervisors being on leave, I was forced to do morning and night shift that day.

Sitting inside the cabin, around 3:15 am, I saw a vehicle approaching the gate. Another supervisor, Girish Kumar opened the first barricade and allowed the Hummer, which was a familiar vehicle to come inside. The Hummer (car registration number: P4039999) came in full speed.  

There is a curve after the barricade, and as the vehicle was out of control, the left tyre banged into the compound wall. The vehicle stopped and Nisham came out of the driver's seat and I too walked out of my cabin.

A very angry Nisham then shook the barricade and using expletives said that one day he would remove it. Hearing the noise, Chandrabose came to the gate and asked Nisham what was wrong. Nisham started yelling at Chandrabose and asked who the hell he was to question him. 

Then he started hitting Chandrabose. After receiving 4-5 blows, Chandrabose rushed to the cabin and locked himself inside. 

Nisham started kicking the cabin door while I and another guard tried to stop him. He was very drunk and tried to assault the other guard also.

Nisham then took a baton, which was lying outside the cabin and broke the glass of the cabin. He went inside through the cabin window and started beating up Chandrabose.

After beating Chandrabose mercilessly, he came out through the cabin window and threatened us, he said that he had a gun (but did not show the gun).

As soon as we heard this, we ran in different directions. I then saw him making a call on his mobile, he then turned to Chandrabose and gesticulated that he will shoot him. I came rushing back to the cabin and yelled to Chandrabose. 'Boseetta, run out through the window.' Chandrabose then jumped out.

I also frantically called (using mobile phone) our assignment manager and a Shobha staff to come to the spot.  Chandrabose and I started running, we were near the side of the fountain. Meanwhile, Nisham got into the car and followed us, Chandrabose was just 20-30 meters behind me. 

As Chandrabose turned to look back, the car came in full speed, rammed into him, crashing into the wall of the fountain. The car in full speed climbed the platform on which the fountain was standing and rammed into Chandrabose. The front two tyres crashed into the fountain wall throwing Chandrabose to the side.

In spite of one of the tyres bursting, Nisham reversed the car, stopped the engine, got down and kicked Chandrabose, beat him with his hands and said 'Get in the vehicle'.

I saw all this very clearly from a 30-meter distance. The place was well lit for me to see everything that was happening. 

Nisham dragged Chandrabose into the backseat of the vehicle. Just when he was exiting the apartment, Nisham's wife was waiting for him at the outer gate in a car (she had come from their villa inside). She parked her car and got inside Nisham's vehicle. They then took Chandrabose to the parking lot. I realised that the phone call he made must have been to his wife.” 

Baby’s statement:  

"Since the gate was closed Nisham came to me shouting and abusing. Then Chandrabose came along with Anoop asking ‘What happened sir?’ Nisham then started abusing and he slapped Anoop (first witness). Then, Chabdrabose ran to the cabin to escape from Nisham. But Nisham used my baton to break the glass and went inside to beat him while he (Chandrabose) begged him (Nisham) to leave him. But he somehow managed to escape and ran inside the complex.”

“He (Nisham) also tried to assault me but I slipped away. Nisham went to take his gun by the time he saw Chandrabose run, Nisham followed him in his Hummer jeep and hit him.” 

Read: Mohammed Nisham: The rich brat who made it a habit to get on the wrong side of the law 

Read: Chandrabose, the security guard who became Mohammed Nisham’s victim 


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