Nadia death case: Pacheco approaches HC for bail

Former Goa tourism minister Fransisco Mickey Pacheco will be moving for anticipatory bail in the High Court on Monday.

Updated: Jun 13, 2010, 18:37 PM IST

Panaji: Former Goa tourism minister
Fransisco Mickey Pacheco will be moving for anticipatory bail
in the High Court on Monday.

Goa bench of Bombay High Court will also hear the
anticipatory bail petition filed by Pacheco`s aide, Lyndon
Monteiro tomorrow.

Both were denied relief by a Sessions Court in Margao, last
week.

The former minister in his earlier bail petition had
claimed that he was being framed in the entire case.

Pacheco is on the run after he was questioned by Crime
Branch in connection with the death of his 28-year-old friend
Nadia Torrado.

Monteiro, his close aide and officer on special duty, is
also missing since June 6 after he was charged for destroying
evidence in this case.

Nadia had died on May 30 while being treated in a private
hospital at Chennai.

Crime Branch on Saturday had questioned Pacheco`s live-in
partner Viola Fernandes, who had given clean chit for him.

She had said that Pacheco is innocent and she herself was
present in Mumbai when Nadia was shifted to a hospital there.

PTI