Goa BJP demands judicial probe into woman`s death
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Last Updated: Thursday, June 03, 2010, 17:52
Panaji: Main Opposition BJP on Thursday demanded a judicial probe into the death of a 28-year-old woman, in which a Goa minister's name has cropped up.

"Since the accusations are against a cabinet minister, a state police officer will not be able to investigate this case properly. Chief Minister Kamat should appoint a former high court judge to probe Nadia's death," Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar told reporters here.

The death of Nadia Torrado, who allegedly committed suicide by consuming rat poison, has sparked a political controversy in Goa with women outfits alleging involvement of Tourism Minister Fransisco alias Micky Pacheco in the case.

Pacheho, who had rubbished the allegations claiming Nadia to be a family friend, had yesterday himself demanded a judicial probe into the matter.

"Since Pacheho himself has made a request for judicial probe, the CM should accept it," Parrikar said.

The BJP leader alleged that Kamat is not ready to probe scams and scandals in which his cabinet colleagues are allegedly involved.

"There are drug scams...excise scam...mining scams. Why there is no action in any of these scams?" the former Chief Minister asked.


First Published: Thursday, June 03, 2010, 17:52

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