Panaji: A local court Wednesday rejected the bail
plea of former Goa tourism minister Fransisco Mickey Pacheco
in connection with the death of his friend Nadia Torrado.
Additional Sessions judge Pramod Kamat denied bail to
Pacheco, who surrendered before the court on Saturday last
after his anticipatory bail petition was rejected by the
Pacheco is currently undergoing treatment for
hypertension, jaundice and urinary tract infection at the
Hospicio hospital in Margao.
The court has ordered that the crime branch can take his
custody once he is discharged from the hospital or is
The 46-year-old NCP legislator was booked by police on
the charge of abetment to suicide and culpable homicide not
amounting to murder.
Pacheco`s close friend Nadia, 28, had allegedly consumed
poison on May 15 and subsequently was admitted to various
private hospitals in Goa, Thane and Chennai. She died on May