Kerala Delegate Arrested for Stealing Director of Film Festival Laptop

Published on: 28 Nov, 2012
Published under: General Kerala News

Nov 27 2012

Shanker Mohan Director of Film Festival laptop was stolen and was found in the room of a Kerala Delegate Manydas Kunnambath Venu, a resident of Thrissur, Kerala, and a student of Calicut University.Picked up on suspicion by private security guards from a venue of the International film festival of India (Iffi), Venu told Panaji police during interrogation that he had taken the laptop and that it was in his hotel room.

“During the search of the room we found other articles. We attached a Kodak digital camera, a Canon digital camera, two mobile phones, one iPod, a black purse, two cards of ICICI bank in the name of Renu Oberoi and a Seagate hard disk,” SP Vijay Singh told reporters.

The student is a delegate at Iffi. Renu Oberoi, programme head, Habitat World, is also a delegate. On November 25 she registered a complaint that her bag was missing from an Iffi venue. It contained her PAN card, driver’s licence, ICICI bank debit card, UID card, smartcard vehicle registration, office ID card, 8,000 and a Canon camera, she said.Mohan’s Dell laptop is worth 50,000 and had been stolen from his cabin on November 21. The complaint was filed by Prashant Kumar, deputy director, Iffi administration, said police.

Singh said during interrogation Venu admitted to stealing Oberoi’s bag too. He has been arrested under theft Sections 379 and 380 of IPC.


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