Ramesh Chennithala said he has been asked to stop making the remarks against beedi tycoon, who is in jail for killing a security guard.
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala on a Monday claimed that he &his family had received death threats from abroad, asking him to stop making remarks against beedi tycoon Muhammed Nisham, who is stayed in the jail for killing a security after hitting him with his car.
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He informed that the state Assembly that he had been receiving calls from the abroad at night since October 22, threatening that he or any of his family members would be physical will be harmed if they spoke against the Nisham.
Chennithala said he had also received the threatening message on October 23 at 11.22 PM on his mobile.
The senior Congress leader said the government must conduct an inquiry & take strict action in this connection.
He later gave a letter in this regard to the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan & the DGP.
The chief minister said the government would take this issue seriously & enquire into it without any negligence.
Nisham was sentenced to life imprisonment by the court in Thrissur in January this year besides an additional 24 years & slapped a fine of Rs 80.30 lakh for killing the security guard of his residential complex.
He had attacked the guard in a smashed state & later rammed his luxury vehicle against him in the early hours of January 29, 2015, irked over the delay in opening the main gates of his posh residential complex in Thrissur. The guard was died on February 16, 2015.