GUWAHATI: After a few hours, number of foreign and Indian delegates will return to their respective working places with great memories captured during the week-long 2nd Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF), 2018, as the curtain of the festival is falling on Wednesday.
One of the good impressions that the visitors could capture during festival was obviously the security system that kept the international cine event in smooth order right from the entrance of the premises to the interior of the auditorium.
In this regard, talking exclusively to The Sentinel on Tuesday, Dr Sadique Ahmed, Superintendent of Police, FRRO, Guwahati said, “We have been providing foolproof security round the clock. There are at least 150 officers on duty to ensure smooth functioning of the GIFF-2018. Officers are kept in order in three shifts throughout the day. Above all, letting the visitors spend good times without chaos and disturbance is our success.”
Highlighting that the officers have been taking special care keeping in mind the sizable presence of foreign delegates, SP Dr Ahmed further said, “There are 40 smart police officers on duty in a shift. Moreover, there are 12 officers with AK-47 and another 12 in civil dresses. Officers from various security agencies like Assam Industrial Security Force (AISF), Special Branch (SB) and Sub-Inspectors who are undergoing probations are also placed in order to keep eyes round the clock.”
Stating that foreign delegates are provided escorting pilots, SP Dr Ahmed added, “We are smoothly regulating the rush from time to time. We are happy that visitors are not disappointed in any way. They can comfortably roam around the premises till 10 pm.”
Notably, there are also men on duty from Fire and Emergency Services and Traffic.