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Former Bukit Aman CID director Zaman Khan dies

Zaman Khan Rahim Khan had handled a number of high-profile cases including the cases of notorious robber Wong Swee Chin or Botak Chin, and gangster P Kalimuthu or Bentong Kali.

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Former Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (CID) director Zaman Khan Rahim Khan died at the National Heart Institute in Kuala Lumpur today. He was 80.

Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani confirmed the news when contacted by Bernama.

Meanwhile, former inspector-general of police Mohd Hanif Omar said Zaman’s remains would be taken to the Bukit Aman Mosque for funeral prayers, with the burial scheduled at the Bukit Kiara Islamic Cemetery after the asar (afternoon) prayers.

Zaman was Bukit Aman CID director from 1989 to 1993 and had handled a number of high-profile cases including the cases of notorious robber Botak Chin (Wong Swee Chin) and gangster P Kalimuthu or Bentong Kali.

He also served as the Selangor police chief from 1975 to 1978 and ended his service in the uniformed forces as the director-general of the prisons department in 1997.

Prior to taking over as Selangor police chief, Zaman was also involved in handling the Japanese Red Army hostage situation in August 1975.

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