Srinagar: Army has reportedly sent Majid Khan outside the state to pursue studies and a career in sports. The decision has been taken after taking his family into confidence, reports said.
Khan, a footballer who returned back to his home after a brief stint with Lashkar outfit about a fortnight ago is an ace footballer from south Kashmir’s Anantnag town.
According to the reports, GOC Victor Force Major General B S Raju said that the Army has sent him (Majid) outside the state for education. However, Major Gen Raju refused to divulge more details about his whereabouts citing security reasons.
A footballer, Majid was an undergraduate commerce student in a local college in Anantnag.
After he went missing, Khan’s picture went viral on social media announcing his affiliation with Lashkar outfit. However, his family and friends took to social media to request him to come back, Majid surrendered on November 16 last month. No charges were pressed against him by the authorities.
However, Lashkar said Majid was permitted to go home on the request of his mother. After Majid’s surrender, he did not return to his Anantnag home.
After his surrender Majid was not handed over to his family, however, his family was allowed to meet him at the Army base. After his surrender, the Army had promised him that it would provide him with all opportunities to pursue his education and sports talent.
Former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia had also written to the J&K Football Association, offering Majid a training stint at his sports academy in New Delhi.
Notably, Majid Khan’s father Irshad Ahmad had already hinted that Majid may take up the training offer from Bhaichung Bhutia.