Panaji: Former Goa minister Fransisco
Pacheco`s police remand was extended by three days by a court on Tuesday in connection with the death of his close friend Nadia
Torrado while the latter`s mother was granted bail in the same
While a sessions court in Margao granted bail to
Sonia, who was accused of abetment of suicide, culpable
homicide and destruction of evidence in the case, the judicial
magistrate extended Pacheco`s remand by three days.
Sonia was arrested on July 15 after being frequently
interrogated by Crime Branch since May 30, when her daughter
Nadia had consumed poison on May 15 and thereafter
died after failing to respond to treatment at various
hospitals in Margao, Thane and Chennai.
Pacheco and close aide Lyndon Monteiro are accused of
being involved in Nadia`s death.
The 46-year-old NCP legislator had surrendered before
the court on July 3 and was arrested on July 7 after being
discharged from the district hospital in Margao.
Pacheco was initially remanded to seven days police
custody, which was later increased by four more days.