Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission of India today appointed Odisha-cadre IPS officer Lalit Das as the Special Central Police Observer of Varanasi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is contesting from the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat in the upcoming elections.
Das has been appointed for this post between March 29 and April 18 to supervise security-related issues in the constituency, during the ensuing polls.
Das 1992-batch IPS officer Lalit Das is currently the Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Odisha State Police Housing and Welfare Corporation Limited. He is an alumni of IIT (Madras), IIM (Bangalore) and NIT (Rourkela).