Pacheco moves High Court for bail

Failing to get respite from a Sessions Court, former Goa Minister Fransisco Pacheco, accused in the death of his close friend Nadia Torrado, today moved the Bombay High Court with his bail plea.

Panaji: Failing to get respite from a
Sessions Court, former Goa Minister Fransisco Pacheco, accused
in the death of his close friend Nadia Torrado, today moved
the Bombay High Court with his bail plea.

Pacheco`s lawyer Amit Palekar said the application
moved before the Panaji bench of the high court is likely to
be heard tomorrow.

According to sources, the former tourism minister has
said that circumstances have changed from the time when his
bail plea was rejected, as he is in police custody and
regularly being interrogated.

Pacheco is currently in police lock up in connection
with the death of Nadia, who died after allegedly consuming
poison on May 30 in Chennai.

Earlier this week, the Sessions Court in Margao had
rejected the bail plea filed by Pacheco with the judge
observing that there was no change in circumstances from the
time Supreme Court had rejected his anticipatory bail
petition.

The 46-year-old NCP legislator had surrendered before
the court on July 3, after being in hiding for almost a month.

Crime Branch had arrested him on July 8, when he was
discharged from hospital.

PTI

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