Pacheco case: Lawyer Amit Palekar withdraws

Amit Palekar, lawyer of former Goa Tourism Minister Fransisco Mickey Pacheco arrested in connection with the death of his close friend Nadia Torrado, has withdrawn from the case.

Updated: Jul 22, 2010, 18:37 PM IST

Panaji: Amit Palekar, lawyer of former Goa
Tourism Minister Fransisco Mickey Pacheco arrested in
connection with the death of his close friend Nadia Torrado,
has withdrawn from the case.

"I have decided not to fight Pacheco`s case henceforth,"
Palekar told agency.
The former minister is expected to move bail petition
before sessions court.

Pacheco was arrested on July 8 after he surrendered on
July 3 and remained hospitalized. Nadia had consumed poison on
May 15 and subsequently had died on May 30 after being treated
at various hospitals in Goa, Thane and Chennai.

PTI