Pacheco to surrender Saturday: Lawyer

Panaji, July 2 (Calcutta Tube) Former Goa tourism minister Mickky Pacheco, wanted in a case of culpable homicide involving the death of his 28-year-old alleged lover, is likely to surrender to the crime branch Saturday morning, his counsel said.

Speaking to reporters here Friday, Pacheco’s lawyer Amit Palekar said that the former minister who has been dodging the police for nearly a month now, will appear before the crime branch officials Saturday.

‘Pacheco will make himself available to the Crime Branch tomorrow (Saturday) morning,’ he said.

Palekar further said that Pacheco’s aide Lyndon Monteiro, also an accused in the case, has already been summoned by the crime branch officials at 10.30 a.m.

The former minister had gone underground after the crime branch grilled him for eight hours in connection with the death of 28-year-old Nadia Torrado, who died after consuming rat poison on May 30.

Monteiro, who was an official on special duty to Pacheco, had also gone underground subsequently.

The Supreme Court has rejected the anticipatory bail applications filed by both.

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