The Central Bureau of Investigations that is probing Benaulim MLA Micky Pacheco’s alleged involvement in immigration racket, on Saturday called his estranged wife Sara for questioning. While the parties involved were tightlipped about what transpired, it is learnt that the racket of sending people overseas with forged or dubious documents is not restricted to Goa alone, but is spread all over the country.
Sara was apparently called in for questioning to corroborate and cross-check the evidence already gathered by the CBI that initiated this probe following a complaint lodged by the Ministry of External Affairs that was provided evidence by the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, an unit of US State Department of Micky’s alleged involvement in the racket.
On Friday, the CBI grilled Micky for nearly three hours and he reportedly told the officials that he had sent around 200 youth from Goa for employment overseas after ensuring that all the necessary paper work was adhered to.
Sara was called in for questioning because the license for overseas recruitment issued to Manpower Recruitment Agency is in her name and even though she had stopped conducting the business, people were sent abroad through this agency.
It is learnt that Sara told the CBI that she has not been conducting the business and further that she could not cancel the license granted to her as she did not have the money to travel to New Delhi to complete the required formalities for cancellation.
She is also reported to have blamed her estranged husband and alleged that Micky might have forged her signature as she has already filed a complaint against him for forging her signature to sell her car and flat in the past and that the case was pending in the court.
Meanwhile, the usually temperamental Micky continues to be cool and composed waiting for the investigations to be completed reiterating that he has not done anything illegal and that he will emerge victorious.