Mickky Pacheco untraceable Police issued lookout notice

After the court has given Mickky final deadline to surrender before the police he is untraceable said the sources. It is to be recalled that last week court had issued the notice to Mickky seeking his surrender to undergo the 6 months imprisonment as per the court orders, Mickky was on Delhi tour during that time and he assured the court that he will abide by the law, but since he do not surrender the court had issued arrest warrant against the Pacheco.

According to the available information the Goa police have issued lookout notice against former rural development minister Francisco Xavier ‘Mickky’ Pacheco, who is appears to be untraceable after the arrest warrant was issued by the judicial magistrate first class, Margao, in the JE assault case. Pacheco, who is suppose to serve the six-month jail term for slapping a junior engineer of the electricity department in 2006, is said to be missing.

On Thursday, Margao JMFC Pooja Kavlekar had issued non-bailable warrant of arrest against the Nuvem MLA, instructing the Colva police to arrest him within seven days. “A police team from the Colva police station had been to Pacheco’s house and the office at Betalbhatim to execute the arrest warrant. However, Pacheco was missing,” a police officer said. It is learnt that Pacheco is ‘hiding’ in Delhi, the five-member police team is already being sent to execute the arrest warrant to Delhi. A senior police officer confirmed the developments, adding that airports in the country have also been alerted “Lookout notice has been issued through Foreigners Registration Office of the Goa police to the airports throughout the country to prevent Pacheco from going out of the country,” police sources said.

On Friday, the Colva police swung into action after receiving the orders of non-bailable arrest warrant against Pacheco. A Goa police team was posted on Friday night at the new integrated terminal building of Dabolim airport after it received information that Pacheco could fly back to the state. However, the information was false. Sources said the police have tracked Pacheco’s location to Delhi with the help of mobile tower signals. Sources further said that Pacheco had left for Delhi on April 6 in connection with the review petition filed by him in the Supreme Court and was yet to return to Goa.


The Background

This is the case of slapping the Junior Engineer in year 2006 whereby the complaint was lodged against Pacheco by Kapil Natekar, a junior engineer of the electrical department, alleging that Pacheco (who was a minister then too) abused and slapped him in his chamber. Natekar had been called to Pacheco’s office for not attending a telephone call by the politician’s personal assistant. Mr. Pacheco was charge sheeted in year 2009 and on July 17, 2014 the Bombay High Court at Goa had convicted him while the Supreme Court had refused to give him any relief on March 30, 2015. The apex court had dismissed the petition by Pacheco seeking to suspend his conviction.

On 17th July 2014 the then JMFC of Margao D M Kerkar had convicted Pacheco for the offence under Section 353 of the IPC and had sentenced him to undergo simple imprisonment for one year with a fine of Rs 5,000, Pacheco preferred an appeal which resulted in reduction of imprisonment to six months with a fine of Rs 1,500, upholding the conviction by Judge Irshad Aga in year 2011

Later this case went to Margao additional sessions court where Judge Vijaya Pol had convicted Pacheco under Section 323 of the IPC for causing the junior engineer simple hurt, but released him with an admonition by granting him benefit under the Probation of Offenders Act. In year 2012 However, the Bombay High Court at Goa had set aside the order passed by South Goa additional sessions judge releasing Pacheco on probation and had directed him to surrender before the Margao JMFC within two weeks and undergo six months imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs 1,500.

Subsequently Pacheco filed special leave petition before the Supreme Court which got dismissed on March 30th 2015 by the SC, upholding the judgment of high court dated 17th July 2014

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