Panaji: Former Goa Tourism Minister
Fransisco Mickey Pacheco was on Wednesday sentenced to one-year
imprisonment for assaulting a junior engineer of the state
Judicial Magistrate First Class in Margao town ordered
the imprisonment, which was suspended for 30 days, allowing
Pacheco to appeal in the higher court.
Pacheco, an NCP legislator, had been arrested in
connection with the death of his lady friend Nadia Torrado
In the current case, he had assaulted junior engineer
Kapil Natekar by calling him in his office on July 16, 2006.
Police, in their charge sheet, said that Pacheco had also
threatened the junior engineer with dire consequences.
Pacheco, however, had denied the charges claiming that
the allegations were politically motivated.
The former minister has been in news for wrong reasons
several times, including during the investigation by CBI
against him for allegedly trafficking humans beings in the