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Tight security in place for IFFI 2008

Venues of International Film Festival of India 2008, would be completely under the CCTV surveillance with more than 50 cameras planned to be installed at strategic locations.

india Updated: Nov 18, 2008 12:34 IST

Venues of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2008, which is commencing from November 22, would be completely under the CCTV surveillance with more than 50 cameras planned to be installed at strategic locations, police said.

"Police control room will monitor all the footage captured through all these cameras round the clock. All the activities in and around venues would be caught in the frames," a senior police official said.

Top police officials held a meeting with IFFI organisers in Panaji on Monday to chalk out the security blueprint for the ten-day long festival which will be attended many film personalities and dignitaries.

Goa home ministry has also requisitioned two companies of central paramilitary force in addition to the state police force, which is having 200 police recruits currently trained at Police Training School, for security deployment at the venues.

"We are not leaving anything to chance," Superintendent of police (Security) Tony Fernandes told reporters in Panaji.

Veteran Bollywood actress Rekha will be inaugurating the event and South Indian superstar Kamal Hassan will be closing the festival, which will continue till December 2.

The state police have also sought the tentative list of the stars, who will be provided additional security along with their own security, which they carry along.