Principal South Goa District and Sessions Judge Nutan Sardessai last evening sought a report from the Superintendent of Sada Jail, Gaurish Shankhwalkar, on the complaint filed by social activist and advocate Aires Rodrigues over the alleged VIP treatment being given to the Goa Vikas Party leader.

Taking cognisance of the complaint filed by Rodrigues that Sada jail authorities were violating prison rules to make Pachec's stay in jail comfortable, Judge Sardessai directed that the report be submitted to her within a week through the Inspector General of Prisons, Elvis Gomes.

Rodrigues in his complaint alleged that Pacheco, who went absconding for two months before surrendering on June one, is being allowed to use mobile phone and continues to refuse wearing jail uniform.

Prison authorities remain a mute spectator to this gross violation of rules just because he is politically very influential, he alleged.

Pacheco, a MLA from Nuvem, was forced to quit Laxmikant Parsekar Cabinet in April after the Supreme Court refused to quash his six-month sentence given by Judicial Magistrate First Class, Margao in the 2006 assault case.

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