Pacheco, a controversial figure in Goa politics, had slapped an on-duty junior engineer nine years ago, for which he was sentenced to six months in jail by the Goa Bench of Bombay High Court in 2014.

Judicial Magistrate First Class in Margao town had on last Friday ordered Pacheco's arrest in seven days, after his conviction for assaulting a government servant was upheld by the High Court and the Supreme Court had refused to give him any relief.

Pacheco has been missing since then, while police have sent their teams to track him to places like Delhi and Tamil Nadu.

Rodrigues today filed a petition before JMFC Margao seeking an inquiry and action against the Colva police for not arresting the convicted Former Minister.

"The Colva Police, instead of diligently executing the warrant, have in connivance and collusion been shielding Pacheco in total disrespect and contempt of the court," Rodrigues alleged in his petition.

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