Panaji: District and sessions court in
Margao granted bail to the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
legislator Fransisco Micky Pacheco, in connection with the
assault on a government servant.
The bail was granted here yesterday.
The court had, last week, upheld the conviction handed
over to Pacheco by Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC),
which had sentenced him for six months of imprisonment.
Pacheco, a former tourism minister, was thereafter
admitted in Goa medical college and hospital after he
complained of low blood-pressure and chest pain.
The district court yesterday admitted the review petition
filed by Pacheco and granted him bail, while staying the
Pacheco`s lawyer said that the court will now hear the
The legislator was charge-sheeted by police for
assaulting Electricity Department Junior Engineer Kapil
Natekar in the year 2009.
As per the police complaint, Pacheco had assaulted the
engineer by calling him in his office at Betalbhatim village
in South Goa.