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The Election Commission of India (ECI) has appointed special central police observer for Tripura and Mizoram.

This was informed to the media by an election official in Agaratala on Wednesday.

The official of the Tripura Election Department said that former Director General of Manipur Police Mrinal Kanti Das has been appointed by the Election Commission of India as special central police observer for Tripura and Mizoram.

The election department official further added that the special central police observer would monitor and guide the authority about the deployment of central armed forces and state forces during the Lok Sabha elections.

Das, a 1977 batch Manipur-Tripura cadre IPS officer, relinquished the Manipur police chief’s post in November 2013.

Tripura will vote for the general elections in two phases for its two parliamentary constituencies. Polling dates are April 11 and April 18.

While polling for the lone Mizoram Lok Sabha seat will be held in the first phase on April 11 next.

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