Kashmir engineer-turned-terrorist shortlisted for post of sub-inspector

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 08, 2018, 04:25 PM(IST)

Representative image. Photograph:( ANI )

An engineering graduate-turned-terrorist has been short-listed for recruitment as sub-inspector in Jammu and Kashmir Police, four days after he was killed in an encounter with security forces in Baramulla district.

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday released the short-list of 2,060 candidates and at the serial number 1913 is Khurshid Ahmad Malik, a resident of Arabal villager of Pulwama district of south Kashmir.

Militant for just three days, Khursheed, a BTech graduate, had joined Al Badr on July 31 after he went missing from his home at Pulwama. 

He was killed along with is associate Riyaz Ahmad Dar on August 3 in an encounter at Dursoo village in Dangiwacha area of apple rich town of Sopore.

Khursheed, 26, had completed his BTech from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University of Jammu last year. A brilliant student throughout his career he had cracked GATE and was intending to write exam for Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) — a J&K version of the civil services.

He was killed 48 hours after he went missing even as his family had made passionate appeals first asking him to return and then pleading him to surrender after they came to know he was trapped by the forces in Sopore.

Khurshid Malik and Riyaz Ahmed Dar, a resident of Naseer Abad Chinkipora Sopore -- affiliated with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit -- were killed in the encounter.

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