Notwithstanding the rumblings in Goa government set off by the booking of Goa Education Minister's son in an alleged rape case, police on Thursday issued a look-out notice against him.
"The process of look-out notice is already on and by now the notice may have been already issued," Superintendent of Police (North) Bosco George told reporters at district police headquarters.
Rohit is accused of raping, outraging the modesty, abetting crime and sending obscene messages to a 14-year-old German girl. His father and Education Minister Antanasio Monserratte is charged of abetting the crime as cell phone used by Rohit is in Minister's name.
The issuance of look-out notice means Rohit would not be allowed to leave the country.
Police have flashed wireless messages to all airports, ports and borders across the country not to allow Rohit to leave the country.
Reacting to the allegations that the rape case is booked without medically examining the girl, George said the police have sufficient evidence to book him. "Her statement is not the only evidence we were banking on," he said.
George said the police had seized the mobile phone as well as the sim card on which the messages were received and they have been sent for forensic investigation.
"We have also attached the passport, which proves that her age is indeed 14," he added.
While police are yet to get the girl medically examined or take her statement, police on Thursday recorded the mother's statement.
Talking to the media, the mother said she spent last evening with her daughter watching the movie "Babylon AD", which is likely to help girl psychologically to come forward and depose before police.
The mother said although her lawyer is in hospital after being attacked by hooligans, she is not feeling insecure. "I have nothing to say... I have said everything in my statement, she said.