Former DG appointed

NEW DELHI, Oct 17 : Election Commission on Friday appointed ex-IPS officer Mrinal Kanti Das as special police observer for the upcoming Assembly bypolls in Madhya Pradesh.
Das, a 1977 batch IPS who had retired as DGP of Manipur police, has been assigned to observe the conduct of by-elections and poll preparedness, especially with regard to security-related issues, EC said in a statement. He was earlier deputed as special police observer for Delhi Assembly election in February 2020, for 2019 Lok Sabha poll in Tripura and Mizoram and for Jharkhand Assembly election in 2019.