Woman death case: Pacheco`s anticipatory bail opposed

Goa Police today pressed for the custodial interrogation of former minister Fransisco Mickey Pacheco, who according to them visited Nadia Torrado`s place, a day before she committed suicide.

Updated: Jun 09, 2010, 19:11 PM IST

Panaji: Goa Police today pressed for the
custodial interrogation of former minister Fransisco Mickey
Pacheco, who according to them visited Nadia Torrado`s place,
a day before she committed suicide.

Opposing the anticipatory bail plea filed by Pacheco
before a sessions court, Crime branch today said they want his
custodial interrogation to probe his role in the entire case.

The court has fixed the order on anticipatory bail for
tomorrow.

Public Prosecutor, appearing for the Crime Branch,
said Nadia`s mother Sonia Torrado has burnt all the relevant
evidence related to the case.

Police said the evidence was required to link Pacheco
with 28-year-old Nadia, who died on May 30 after consuming
poison. She was treated at Mumbai and Chennai hospitals before
she breathed her last.

According to the Crime Branch, Nadia`s brother during
his statement conceded that huge money was spent on her
treatment by Pacheco and an unknown person.

Police said Pacheco knew Nadia even before her
marriage. Nadia married Wilson Barretto in 2007 and thereafter
their relation ran into rough weather.

The Public Prosecutor said involvement of family
members in the entire case could be verified only after
thorough interrogation of Pacheco.

PTI