Farooq Khan :From top cop of J&K to administrator of Lakshadweep

Retired IPS officer and National Secretary of BJP Farooq Khan was appointed the Administrator of Lakshadweep on Wednesday.

Here are some interesting facts that every person from J&K should know about him.

  1. He was born into a Dogri speaking family and was the first Muslim from Jammu and Kashmir to get a prominent place in the BJP within 15 months of his joining the party.

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2. Khan, a 1994 batch IPS officer, rose to prominence in the mid 1990s when he became the head of the anti-militancy Task Force popularly known as Special Operations Group .

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3. He led the operation of clearing of the Hazratbal Shrine  in March 1996 in which 18 militants were killed.

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6. It was under Khan that Raghunath Temple, Jammu was freed from militants in 2003. 

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7. He retired in 2013 as head of the Sher-e-Kashmir Police Academy Udhampur in the rank of Inspector General of Police and joined BJP before Indian general election, 2014 during a BJP political rally at Hiranagar in March 2014.

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