Panaji, Dec 16: John Fernades, accused of raping a Russian woman, went missing after his anticipatory bail was cancelled by the high court, police said on Wednesday, Dec 16.
Speaking to reporters, police spokesperson Atmaram Deshpande said that efforts were being made to trace him.
"Naturally it's a guilty mind. All steps required to catch fugitives will be done in this case now," he said.
Earlier, Fernandes, who allegedly raped the 25-year-old woman in the wee hours of Dec 2, was granted anticipatory bail by a local court.
Incidentally, the state police are on record saying that they did not make any efforts to trace Fernandes during the time he was granted anticipatory bail.