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Police raid Pacheco's house

india Updated: Jun 11, 2010 19:06 IST

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Police on Friday conducted raids at the residence of former Goa minister Fransisco Pacheco in Betalbhatim village near here and also issued a look-out notice against his aide and co-accused Lyndon Monteiro in connection with the death of a woman friend.

"Seven computers have been confiscated after a team led by inspector Tushar Vernekar conducted extensive search of Pacheco's residence in Betalbhatim village (40 km from here)," a top official said.

Pacheco had to step down as tourism minister and is on the run after his name was involved in the death of 28-year-old Nadia Torrado. Crime branch has already named Pacheco, along with his aide Monteiro, as accused in the case.

Police also issued a look-out notice against Monteiro, who is missing since June 6.

A sessions court in Margao has rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Monteiro and Pacheco. Monteiro has approached the high court with his anticipatory bail plea, which would be heard on Monday.

Pacheco has been accused of culpable homicide and destroying evidence, while Monteiro is accused of assisting Pacheco in destroying the evidence.

Nadia, who allegedly consumed poison on May 15 at her residence in Loutolim village 30 km from here, died on May 30 at a private hospital in Chennai.