Lyndon's bail rejected, Mickky's order tomorrow

GOANEWS & PTI, PANAJI | 09 June 2010 20:30 IST

The anticipatory bail of Lyndon Monteiro, Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to former Goa tourism minister Mickky Pacheco, was today rejected by a local court.

Meanwhile, the order on former tourism minister Mickky's bail application is expected to be delivered tomorrow. He had filed his anticipatory bail application yesterday.

The sessions court rejected the bail plea of Monteiro, who was summoned by the police on June 6 in connection with the death of Mickky's "close" female friend 28-year-old Nadia Torrado, who allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison on May 30.

Nadia was admitted to a local hospital after she allegedly consumed poison and later shifted to a hospital in Thane, Mumbai before being transferred to a private hospital in Chennai where she died.

The OSD, also the vice chairman of Goa Tourism Development Corporation, had said except for a professional relationship, he was not concerned with the NCP leader, who had resigned from the Cabinet on June 5 after his name cropped up in the death case.

Monteiro, along with Mickky, are suspected to have destroyed vital evidence related to the death of Nadia.

The 46-year-old NCP MLA, who has been missing since Friday after Crime Branch grilled him for nearly nine hours in the case, had yesterday moved the anticipatory bail application in the Sessions Court through his lawyer. He is apprehending arrest by the crime branch.

Mickky is a prime suspect in the case and police have registered a case of culpable homicide against unknown persons, the Crime Branch had said yesterday.

Opposing his anticipatory bail plea, the crime branch has said they want his custodial interrogation to probe his role in the entire case.

In his application, Mickky has alleged that the investigation is totally malafide and got registered despite the fact that the Nadia in her statement to the investigating agency said that she consumed Ratol by mistake.

"Nothing remains to be interrogated nor recovered from the applicant. There is no purpose to detain the applicant in custody except to incarcerate him and detention being punitive ," he adds.

Mickky further claimed that he is innocent and has not committed any of the alleged offences. "I have been implicated in a false and concocted case. No case under any of the sections of IPC is made out against me," he said.

According to Mickky, the FIR does not name him either as an accused or a suspect.

However, Nadia's autopsy report has revealed that even though she died of poisoning, her body had multiple contusions. Two among them has been caused by a blunt object, the report stated. is now on Telegram & also Youtube. Kindly subscribe for free & remain updated.

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As said by Robert, Jealousy between the two lovers cannot be ruled out.

As I read at least once, elsewhere, that mouse was friendly with the girl’s mother long before.. Is it true?

- JoeGoaUk, Goa | 10 th June 2010 17:04


Yes, this is really a new twist, things are melting for sure. see the attached clipping with the news happening just now in Margao. When will the mother melt down? She is so cruel hearted?

...............Panaji, Jun 10 (PTI) The estranged husband of Nadia Torrado, in whose death case former Goa Tourism Minister Fransisco Pacheco is the prime suspect, today withdrew his anticipatory bail application from the district court here.

Winston Barretto was questioned earlier this week by Crime Branch in connection with the death of his 28-year-old wife, who allegedly consumed poison last month.

Fearing arrest in the case, he had moved the court for anticipatory bail.

Barretto has expressed faith in the probe being carried out by Crime Branch of Goa Police. Barretto's lawyer said his client expected a fair investigation into the matter as the case has been handed over to a specialised agency.

"The anticipatory bail application was filed when the case was being investigated by Maina Curtorim Police Station.

But since the case has been handed over to Crime Branch, my client wishes to withdraw his anticipatory bail plea," he said.

- Robert, Goa | 10 th June 2010 15:11


Life of a sinner is nothing but death. Thats a perfect example. God delays but does not deny. And the perfect example in the way the high profile personality is judged today.

I hope the high profile personality(whoever it may be) reads this comment and changes his mind. You were appointed to lead people and not cheat and oppress people. Cant you today pay money to God to buy him as well. You have bought everything and everyone and you are still a faliure.

A good lesson to the parents as well - no power on earth can buy you life and happinness, in the pursuit you may not know who you are - an Animal or a human. Even less brainy Animals take care of their loved ones and whats the use of our so called powerful minds.

For youngsters this is what the result is when you are not true and honest. And the fall becomes so true that you have nothing but death facing your eyes.

- Savio, Bardez | 10 th June 2010 11:54


Look at the colorful personalities surrounding the seat of power! Some are smugglers, some scamsters, some, blackmarketeers, some drug peddlers, some commission agents, some tax evaders, some criminals, some sex criminals and rapists, some gamblers, some illegal miners, some gundaas, some habitual cheaters and liers,......the list is unending! Have the section of the voters too have been slowly converted to such a degenerated lot, that they elect such antisocial elements to power, to loot the State?

- vishwas prabhudesai, loliem | 10 th June 2010 09:28


new twist emerge.

- Dave , Uk | 10 th June 2010 00:04


Mother of Nadia should be arrested immediately before she too runs away like the mouse in some hole. She should be interrogated with 3rd degree treatment until she comes out with the truth of where the mobiles, laptop, passport of Nadia are. This should also include her sons and the monster mickey mouse of the slums. If there is nothing to hide, why is the mouse hiding? Any mother would have cried to find the killer of her daughter but this particular woman called mother of Nadia won't since she must be knowing the actual truth where she must be involved. Which mother will act like this woman? They have more skeltons hidden than just Nadia's. Was she friendly with the mouse? Was it jealousy of the daughter that makes her free after her death?

- Robert, Goa | 09 th June 2010 23:14


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