Former police officer Zaman Khan warded in ICU

Former Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director and Prisons director-general Zaman Khan Rahim Khan. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Zaman Khan Rahim Khan was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) after he was reported to have fainted this morning.

His eldest son, Zakimi, said his father, who had a kidney problem, had fainted while waiting for a scheduled appointment with a doctor in HKL about 11am and was given respiratory aid.

“He has been under close scrutiny for 48 to 72 hours and is reportedly in stable condition,” he told Bernama.

In January last year, Zaman Khan had undergone treatment at HKL following intestinal bleeding.

Zaman Khan, 76, the director of the CID Bukit Aman in 1993 was involved in high-profile cases, including the case of gangsters Botak Chin (Wong Swee Chin) and P Kalimuthu (better known as Bentong Kali).

He was also one of the earliest police officers at the scene of the 1993 Highland Towers condominium tragedy.

Zaman Khan served as the Selangor police chief from 1975 to 1978 and retired from the uniformed force as the director-general of Prisons in 1997.