The warrant period of Mickky has been extended by the JMFC south Goa by further 5 more day this way the announcement of proclaimed absconder will delay further and Mickky will get some more breathing time in his review petition which pending before the supreme court. The JMFC Pooja Kavlekar was not happy with the performance of the Colva police station as they were unable to tress Mickky in past almost 15 days. She described that there are lots of loopholes in the investigation process of Colva police.
JMFC Pooja Kavlekar, on Friday, cited many lacunae in the action-taken report of Colva police station in-charge, Uttam Raut Dessai. She directed the inspector to diligently inquire into the MLA’s whereabouts and said proclamation of a convict could not be drawn before satisfactory investigation was done in the matter. “The court doesn’t doubt the efforts of the police. However, it is noted that the police have no information about the last whereabouts of the convicted MLA, Mickky Pacheco,” said judge Kavlekar, adding that “the police have not tried to trace the call records of the MLA’s family.”
She also pointed out that the “the government officials attached to Mickky, like the PSOs and personal assistants haven’t been tracked or examined. There is no reference of his lawyers being traced or their phone call details have been obtained.” She advised the investigating officer Dessai on how to properly trace the last location of the MLA with the help of call details. She ordered him to file a full report in accordance with her observations, returnable on April 22.
According to the report submitted by the PI of Colva Mr. Desai the police sub-inspectors from Goa are still in Delhi, and the DIG of Delhi, Ravindra Yadav, had been contacted for help in finding the MLA, adding that Pacheco’s Supreme Court advocate was also being traced. He further informed that the IMEI number of Pacheco’s phone was being traced, but he appeared to be using a different mobile number and handset.
Meanwhile the intervention petition filed by advocate Aires Roadregues was heard on Friday in which Adv. Aires has termed the entire action process of the police as ‘cosmetic’ and stuffed with irrelevant details to make it bulky. He accused the police inspector of being hand-in-gloves with the convicted MLA. He also informed the court that Pacheco’s PSOs were neither being traced nor were there lookout notices for them in police stations. The orders on the intervention application of Adv Rodrigues will be heard on Saturday afternoon.
[pullquote-right]While admitting that his former cabinet colleague Francisco (Mickky) Pacheco is “untraceable”, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said that government will not interfere in the case, wherein Pacheco is found guilty of slapping a government servant on duty.[/pullquote-right]
Meanwhile speaking to the media the chief minister Mr. Parsekar has clarified that the government is not shielding Pacheco and that the law will take its own course. “If he was in the cabinet then you could have said that we are protecting him. He has already resigned,” the chief minister said. When asked whether government will continue to seek support of Goa Vikas Party (GVP), whose MLA has been convicted and is presently absconding, the chief minister refused to comment. “I would not like to comment on the issue….why to speak about all such things at this stage,” he said.
Further on the controversy linked to the death of a NRI Parsekar said that his Cabinet ministers are unnecessarily being dragged into controversy linked to the death of an NRI. “There are cellular text messages being circulated about involvement of one of my ministers. If anyone has any proof they should name the minister,” he said. Here the chief minister was referring to a text message that has gone viral in the State, which claims that an NRI had to commit suicide due to a cabinet minister. “When you mention a state cabinet minister in a text message, then you tend to point finger at all the 11 ministers,” he said. Goa has 12 cabinet ministers of which one is a woman.