The city police on Monday arrested a IFFI delegate from Kerala who had allegedly stolen the laptop of Shankar Mohan, Director of International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

According to a complaint lodged by IFFI Directorate last week, on November 22, some culprits stole the laptop estimated at Rs. 50,000.

Following the theft, the police alerted private security guards deployed at IFFI venue to keep a watch over suspicious persons.

During the drive on Monday, Manydas Kunnambath Venu from Thrissur in Kerala was brought to the police station as his movements were found to be suspicious.

During his detail interrogation, he allegedly confessed to his involvement of stealing the laptop and the same was seized from his hotel room.

During the search of the room, two digital cameras, two mobile phones, an ipod along with it wires/cords and one charger of a laptop, a black purse, two cards of ICICI Bank in the name of Renu Oberoi, registration certificate of her vehicle and her DL, three laminated cards in the name of Pratima Mithira and four CIS IFFI Official card and one hard disk of Sengate were also found.

On Sunday, Renu Oberoi, Programme head, Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, had lodged a complaint at the city Police Station about missing of her bag from IFFI venue.


During the interrogation of the accused, Manydas Venu it was allegedly revealed that the above bag was stolen by him and the bag was recovered during the search carried out of the hotel room where the accused was staying.

Mr. Shankar Mohan said on Monday that the pass of the said delegate was cancelled following police report.