Nadia death: Crime Branch quizzes Pacheco`s wife

Last Updated: Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 20:07

Panaji: The wife of Fransisco Pacheco was
questioned by the Crime Branch on Sunday in connection with the
death of his woman friend even as the former Goa minister and
his close aide Lyndon Monteiro remained absconding for the
sixth day.

Viola was quizzed by an investigating officer of the
Crime Branch from morning till evening with a one-hour lunch
break in between.

"We had made an application that a lawyer be allowed
to accompany her, which was refused by Crime Branch," her
lawyer Yatish Naik told reporters.

Sources said Viola was asked about the relation
between the deceased Nadia Torrado and Pacheco.

The Crime Branch has named Pacheco and his friend
Monteiro as accused in the case and both of them are on the run since then. Nadia died after allegedly consuming poison.

Police had raided Pacheco`s residence last evening and
confiscated several computers and documents. Pacheco`s
anticipatory bail has been denied by a sessions court and he
is yet to move to the high court.

Monteiro, on the other hand, has filed an application
in the high court after the session`s court refused to give
him any relief.

Police said that both Pacheco and Monteiro are accused
in the case, which is registered as culpable homicide not
amounting to murder.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 20:07

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