Pacheco applies for parole to nurse mother
Former Goa Rural Development Minister Francisco <g data-gr-id="22">Miccky</g> Pacheco, lodged in jail for slapping a government official, has applied for parole. Jail authorities said Pacheco has applied for 30 days' parole on grounds that he needs to attend his ailing mother.
"Pacheco has sought 30 days' parole on grounds that his mother is sick and he needs to look after her," a senior jail official said.
The former minister is currently lodged in the Sada <g data-gr-id="23">sub jail</g> after he surrendered before the court on last Monday. Just a day after his arrest, he had complained of chest pain and was taken for a medical test.
Pacheco's application for parole has been submitted to the jailer and will be forwarded to the competent authority for decision, the officer said.
Pacheco was sentenced to six months imprisonment for slapping a junior engineer of <g data-gr-id="18">electricity</g> department in 2006.