Panaji: Crime Branch today issued summons to
the wife of former Goa Minister Fransisco Pacheco, who is on
the run after being probed for the death of his close friend
"Viola has been summoned to the Crime Branch tomorrow at
10.30 am," a source close to Pacheco`s family said.
Police raided Pacheco`s house at Betalbhatim, 40 kms away
from here, and confiscated half a dozen computers.
The summons were served to Viola soon after the raid.
Police are investigating the death of 28-year-old Nadia
Torrado, who died allegedly after consuming poison on May 15.
The Crime Branch has accused the former Tourism minister
of being involved in the crime.
The minister`s close friend and officer on special duty
Lyndon Monteiro has been made co-accused in this case.
Pacheco and Monteiro are on the run since June 6, when
they were called for questioning by the Crime Branch.
Sessions court has already rejected their anticipatory
Police have said that both would be arrested once they
appear before investigating authorities as their custodial
interrogation is required to solve the mystery behind Nadia`s