The Judicial Magistrate First Class, Bosco Roberts, ordered that 10, Akbar Road residence of Parrikar be searched even as it extended the non-bailable arrest warrant against Pacheco returnable on Monday.

"The order does not mention name of Parrikar but the address is that of his," said social activist and lawyer Aires Rodrigues who had petitioned the court against delay by police in tracking down Pacheco.

The order came after Rodrigues submitted to the court that there was "information" that Pacheco was "hiding" at 10 Akbar Road.

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said they will challenge the court order.

"We will challenge the court order which has issued a warrant to search residence of Parrikar," he told reporters adding the opinion of the Advocate General has been sought on this issue.

The court also rejected the plea of Colva police to issue a proclamation against Pacheco and instead issued a fresh warrant of arrest returnable on April 27.

Opposing the police's plea for proclamation, Rodrigues argued that if the court initiated the process of proclamation, Pacheco would get a breather as the court has to give him 30 days notice to appear before it, in terms of section 82 of the CrPc.

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