Mohammed Nisham, a business tycoon, was sentenced to life for mowing down a security guard in January 2015.

Hummer killer Mohammad Nisham out on 3-day parole to visit mother in KochiFile Photo
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Mohammed Nisham, the business tycoon who was sentenced to a life term for mowing down a security guard at a luxury apartment complex in Thrissur, was on Monday allowed to visit his ailing mother in Kochi. This after the Kerala High Court granted him emergency parole for three days until January 23.  

 Nisham had been housed at the Central Prison Poojappura in Thiruvananthapuram after he was sentenced for life term by the Thrissur District Sessions Court in January 2016. Following the High Court’s order, he was on Sunday taken from the Central Prison to the sub jail in Ernakulum. As per his parole, Nisham will be allowed to stay with his mother for three days at their flat in Kochi from 9am to 5pm. After his daytime visit, he will be lodged at the sub-jail in Ernakulam.

“He was taken to the jail on Sunday. He will be treated here as an ordinary prisoner here. His escort and other responsibilities are taken care of by the officials of the Centre Prison Poojappura,” Ernakulam Sub-Jail Superintendent Abdul Jaleel told TNM.  

The Kerala High Court granted Nisham conditional emergency parole on January 15. The Court order was on a petition filed by Nisham's wife Amal Nisham seeking parole for him to stay with his 70-year-old mother, who was being treated for age-related health issues. 

“The parole is granted not as per normal procedure but as per the order of the High Court. He had shifted to the Sub-Jail on Sunday with escort,” said Central Prison Superintendent Vinod Kumar.

As per his parole conditions, he is reportedly only allowed to speak to his mother. He is not allowed to use phone. Justice K Abraham Mathew while granting the bail had asked the police to ensure that the conditions are followed. The state government, however, had opposed the petition saying that it was moved without abiding to all provisions of law. Nisham has also applied for normal parole on December 31. The police is yet to file a report on the parole application.

On the night of January 29, 2015, Chandrabose, a security guard was brutally attacked by Nisham, a beedi tycoon inside the apartment complex in Thrissur for a delay in opening the gate. Chandrabose was first mowed down by Nisham, who was behind the wheel of his Hummer. He was then beaten with an iron rod. Chandrabose succumbed to his injuries on February 16, 2015. The Court while pronouncing the sentence had asked to him to pay damages worth Rs 80 lakh of which Rs 50 lakh will be handed over to the family of Chandrabose.

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