Hummer murder: Are the Kerala police trying to protect accused?
news Thursday, March 05, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | March 5, 2015| 10.31 am IST Recent developments in the Chandrabose murder case have raised questions about the integrity of the investigation, creating fear that the police are trying to save the accused, businessman Mohammed Nisham. One major turn in the case occurred with the the Chief Whip of Kerala government P C George George alleging on Thursday that a senior police officer in the state was attempted to scuttle the investigation. George told The News Minute that Director General of Police (DGP) K S Balasubramaniam was allegedly trying to manipulate the case enquiry. He has also alleged that the DGP has an â€śinappropriateâ€ť relationship with Mohammed Nisham, who has been charged with murder of 50-year-old Chandrabose, a security guard at an apartment in Thrissur. Claiming to have evidence to prove DGPâ€™s involvement, George said: â€śDGP has special interest in Nisham, he is trying to save the accused. I have proof with me, I will handle it to the Chief Minister and Home Minister.â€ť Addressing the media in Kottayam on Thursday he claimed that this evidence was in a compact disk that he had brought with him to the press conference. He also claimed that former Thrissur Police Commissioner Jacob Job had been made a scapegoat. He said that Job was suspended allegedly because he ensured that the investigation was carried out according to due process. â€śJacob Job carried out the investigation properly. It was DGPâ€™s (Balasubramaniam) plan to remove him from the investigation. Majority of the police officers are Nishamâ€™s aides. The DGP is trying hard to avoid involving Nishamâ€™s wife in this issueâ€ť George alleged.Â The Home Minister of Kerala, Ramesh Chennithala, has refuted P.C. George's allegations and has said he trusts his DGP. Crucial evidence missing? Another factor that is being seen as indication of the police trying to scuttle the case, is that the police allegedly failed to collect key evidence in the case. The media reported on Wednesday that the clothes worn by Chandrabose when he was killed were missing and that police had not bothered to collect it though it was crucial evidence. â€śI was not in the enquiry team at that time. I will enquire about it. If such lapses have occurred, further action will be taken. It will not affect the enquiryâ€ť Thrissur police Commissioner Nishanthini told TNM. Tweet