Goa's former Tourism Minister Fransisco Pacheco, accused in the death of his close female friend Nadia Torrado, will be able to attend the forthcoming state Assembly session even if he remains in police custody, a senior police officer said.
"Being an elected legislator, Pacheco will enjoy privilege of attending the session. He will be escorted by the police to the Assembly and back," state police spokesman Atmaram Deshpande said.
Goa's monsoon Assembly session will begin from July 19. The NCP legislator is in police custody in connection with the death of his close friend Nadia Torrado. The sessions court on Tuesday had refused to grant bail to Pacheco whose seven-day remand expires on Friday.
The crime branch has said they will ask for extension of Pacheco's remand as the 46-year-old legislator was not co-operating with them during interrogation.
Police have already informed the Speaker of Legislative Assembly Pratapsingh Rane about arrest of the legislator.