AA Khan is credited with the founding of Mumbai Anit-Terrorism Squad (ATS). In his decades long career, Khan led many shootouts including infamous Shootout at Lokhandwala complex in 1991 that killed at least seven gangsters including Maya Dolas and Dilip Buwa.
Retired IPS officer Aftab Ahmad Khan, known for leading well-documented shootout at Lokhandwala has passed away on Friday at the age 81.
AA Khan is credited with the founding of Mumbai Anit-Terrorism Squad (ATS). In his decades long career, Khan led many shootouts including infamous shootout at Lokhandwala complex in 1991 that killed at least seven gangsters including Maya Dolas and Dilip Buwa.
AA Khan was infected with Coronavirus few days back and admitted to hospital in suburban Andheri from where he was discharge after getting treatment, NDTV reported.
Khan was again rushed to hospital Friday afternoon where he was declared dead preadmission.
Iqbal Shaikh, a retired ACP who worked with Khan in various operations told news agency PTI, “Khan saab was a dashing officer who always led from the front.”
Mr. Shaikh further said that “Khan never felt any kind of pressure and was always straight forward in his conduct, in his decorated career.”
“A team led by Khan went to Baroda (now Vadodara) in Gujarat on January 24,1991, where ‘Operation Baroda’ took place for two days and the chief of Khalistan Commando Force, Baldeo Singh Saini, and four other terrorists were killed”, he said.
“In 1992, five terrorists were killed by our team at Khindipada in suburban Mulund”, retired ACP recalled.
Terrorist Manjitsingh alias Lalsingh was apprehended by Khan’s team in 1992 at Dadar Railway Station in Mumbai, when he arrived by a train from Amritsar, Mr Shaikh added.
Lalsingh was accused in the 1985 Air India Kanishka flight bombing, he said.
“Lalsingh was also involved in firing on then-Haryana Chief Minister Bhajan Lal during his visit to Canada”, Mr Shaikh said.