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Pacheco complains of chest pain after arrest, hospitalised

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Last updated on: July 03, 2010 19:52 IST
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Within hours after being remanded to judicial custody in the Nadia Torrado death case, former Goa tourism minister Fransisco Mickey Pacheco was shifted to a government hospital after he complained of chest pain.

"He has been admitted to the intensive care unit and we are monitoring his condition," said a doctor at Hospicio Hospital, Margao.

Pacheco's friends said that he was suffering from hyper-tension and was in pain while being shifted to judicial custody.

The National Congress Party legislator has been booked in connection with the death of his friend Nadia who died allegedly after consuming poison.

Pacheco had surrendered before the sessions court today morning after remaining in hiding for almost a month. The session court had rejected his interim bail plea, remanding him to two-day judicial custody.

The court will be hearing his petition for regular bail on Monday even as the crime branch, which is probing Nadia's death, moved an application stating that they need custodial interrogation of the former minister.

The crime branch has booked Pacheco and his close aide Lyndon Monteiro for culpable homicide and destruction of evidence respectively.

Pacheco's lawyer, seeking interim bail, on Saturday argued that although his client has been made an accused in the case, there is nothing on record to specify his involvement in the crime.

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