Farooq Khan, an advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha, submitted his resignation on Sunday night and was set to be given an “vital task” within the BJP forward of the primary meeting elections within the union territory, officers stated right here. A retired IPS officer who was instrumental in breaking the spine of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir within the early Nineteen Nineties, Khan had earlier served as a nationwide secretary of the BJP and held varied posts within the celebration’s minority cell.
The 67-year-old is more likely to be assigned the accountability of making ready the celebration for the primary meeting elections within the union territory. Although the ballot schedule has not been introduced but, the officers anticipate that the elections will likely be held after October following completion of the continued delimitation train by Might.
The erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated into union territories and its particular standing beneath Article 370 of the Structure was abrogated in August 2019. In July 2019, Khan was appointed as advisor to then Lieutenant Governor Satya Pal Malik.
Previous to that he was the administrator of Lakshadweep. Khan began his profession in Jammu and Kashmir as a sub-inspector of police in 1984 and went on to grow to be the inspector common of police. He was promoted to the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1994.
He got here into the limelight when he volunteered to move a particular activity power (STF) of the police in 1994 at a time when the morale of the power was low and security-related operations have been being carried out by the Military and the BSF. The STF was arrange with personnel from the Jammu and Kashmir Police and acted a crack group in anti-militancy operations. Belonging to Poonch in Jammu, Khan was deputy inspector common of Jammu area and led crack groups to finish a siege laid by militants on the well-known Raghunath Temple in 2003.
After his retirement in 2013 as an IGP and head of the Sher-e-Kashmir Police Academy in Udhampur, Khan joined the BJP in 2014 within the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A recipient of the president’s police medal for meritorious service and lots of commendations from the military and different safety companies, Khan’s entry into the BJP was seen as a transfer to woo Muslim voters in Poonch and Rajouri areas.
His grandfather Colonel (retired) Peer Mohammad Khan, who was within the military of Maharaja Hari Singh, was the primary state president of the Jammu and Kashmir Jana Sangh.