Seeking bail for the former Goa Tourism Minister Mickky Pacheco, his lawyer on Saturday submitted that the medical examination conducted on Mr. Pacheco by two different government hospitals have found him unwell and further stay in police custody would affect his health.

“The applicant (Pacheco) is sick. He is tense and is unable to bear the tension that he is in police custody,” the bail plea said.

The bail petition by Mr. Pacheco, who was arrested by Crime Branch in connection with death of his female friend, on July 8 would be heard by the court on Monday afternoon.

His lawyer Surendra Desai said that the medical reports maintained by Hospicio hospital at Margao and Goa Medical College and Hospital in Panaji establishes that he is really unwell and any further police custody would be detrimental to his health.

The bail petition has also claimed that Pacheco was no way connected with the incident.

“There is no direct, indirect or circumstantial evidence against him except that he happened to be close friend of the deceased and her family for many years,” the petition reads.

Nadia, Mr. Pacheco’s friend had died allegedly after consuming poison on May 30.