Former Goa tourism minister Francisco alias Mickky Pacheco was Monday granted conditional bail by a trial court in a culpable homicide case related to the mysterious death of his alleged lover Nadia Torrado.
After evading arrest for nearly a month, Pacheco was arrested July 5 in connection with the mysterious death of 28-year-old Torrado.
Torrado had died May 30 after consuming rat poison allegedly after a spat with Pacheco.
The Margao district and sessions court granted the Nationalist Congress party (NCP) legislator conditional bail, while asking him to surrender his passport and submit a surety of Rs.25,000.
Pacheco has also been asked to report to the Crime Branch as and when required.