PANAJI: The Goa police on Friday arrested Russel D’Souza, who had led the state’s Carnival Float Parade this year as ‘King Momo’, for firing in the direction of a person, an official said.
The Fatorda police took D’Souza into custody after he pointed a weapon towards a local chicken stall owner, Laloo Khan, and fired three rounds in Margao town of South Goa on Thursday night over a monetary dispute, the official said.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (Margao) Santosh Desai said the complainant was unhurt. A case has been registered against the accused under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 307 (attempt to murder) and the Arms Act.
The DSP said D’Souza claimed that the weapon was a licensed one. “We are verifying his claims,” he said.
Desai confirmed that the accused was the ‘King Momo’, the mythical leader, of Goa’s state-sponsored Carnival Float Parade held in February this year.