Goa filmmaker threatens IFFI official Manoj Shrivastava

Panaji, December 5, 2010 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS) Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) Chief Executive Officer Manoj Shrivastava has complained to Panjim town police station that a Goan filmmaker has threatened him in his office.

As per the complaint, Sanjiv Prabhudessai, a Gaan filmmaker threatened him and Information & Broadcasting senior bureaucrat during a meeting on the sidelines of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2010.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Deu Benaulikar informed that they have registered a non-cognizable case under section 506 (threatening) of the Indian Penal Code.

Shrivastava said that during the meeting, the filmmaker stood and threatening before walking out of the office.

ESG, a nodal agency by the Goa Government is a co-host for the festival that was flagged off in the state on November 22 at the hands of Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee.

The filmmaker’s Konkani film ‘Sood’ was screened during the IFFI 2004.

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