South Goa Sessions Court has upheld the conviction of Former Tourism Minister and now Nuvem MLA in the BJP-MGP-GVP alliance Francisco (Mickky) Xavier Pacheco but not for serious assault but simple hurt. He has been released with a warning to commit such acts again.
Judge Vijaya Pol has convicted Pacheco under Section 323 of Indian Penal Code, though interestingly he was charged under Section 353 of the IPC and not IPC 323. Which implies that instead of serious assault, he is now convicted of small harm.
It maybe recalled that Pacheco was charged with assaulting a Junior Engineer Kapil Natekar while the victim was on official duty.