The officer who had registered the first information report failed in reporting the matter to the higher-ups, despite the seriousness of the case.
Joseph has been on the run since June 8 after media reports regarding the incident emerged.
The woman accused Martin of threatening her and assaulting her physically.
The search for Martin has been intensified after the arrest of his aides.
Though two teams of the Kochi and Thrissur police are camping in the area in search of the absconding, they were unable to locate him.
Police have issued a lookout circular against Martin Joseph Pulikkottil, accused of illegally detaining a young woman and subjecting her to brutal assault for more than a year in his flat at Marine Drive.
Martin assaulted the woman, sexually and physically, at the flat at Marine Drive in Kochi during the last lockdown period. The woman was locked up in the flat for months and tortured.
Neymar hit back at the sportswear maker, saying the company's statement that it terminated an endorsement deal because he refused to cooperate with an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of a Nike employee.
The woman heaved a sigh of relief as the court here sentenced the man who had sold her for flesh trade when she was eager to land a job.
The woman, who was granted bail by the Kerala high court recently, has claimed she was innocent and that she had been framed by her estranged husband and his second wife.