Still recording the video, the infuriated parachute owner, Melroy Da Silva, approaches the former minister at a shack on south Goa's Betalbatim beach, 32 kilometres from Panjim. The water sport operator alleged that the former minister and three of his friends tried to beat him up and Mr Pacheco even showed him the finger.
Mr Pacheco said he had gone to meet an ailing friend at the nearby Utorda beach village and denied assaulting Mr Da Silva, who uploaded the video of their confrontation on Facebook.
Mr Pacheco told news agency IANS on Monday that he did not assault the water sport operator. "I was driving to pick up an ill friend at Utorda. The vehicle is a four-wheel drive. Ambulances cannot be driven on beaches. Anyway, if I have broken a law by driving on the beach, I am ready to pay the fine. Why should this man confront me and point a camera at me?" Mr Pacheco said.
Mr Pacheco has been in controversies in the past. He was also sentenced to six-month imprisonment in 2015 for assaulting a junior engineer of the electricity department.
With inputs from IANS