Slain militant selected for police job interview

Slain militant selected for police job interview
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Suhail A Shah

Anantnag: A slain Al-Badr militant’s name has appeared in the list of candidates selected for interview for the post of Sub-Inspector in Jammu and Kashmir Police, only four days after he was killed in a fierce encounter with government forces.
Khursheed Ahmad Mailk, son of Ghulam Nabi Malik, resident of Arabal Pulwama, was killed on Friday in Sopore area of Baramulla district, along with another militant.
Malik was a 2016 BTech graduate from Shri Mata Vaishnow Devi University (SMVDU) in Katra, Jammu. He had also recently cleared the GATE exams and was preparing for entrance exams to the Kashmir Administrative Services (KAS).
The list of shortlisted candidates for the post of SI was released Tuesday afternoon by the police department. Khursheed’s name features under serial number 1913 and Roll number 217291101238 in General Category.
Though his immediate family could not be contacted by Kashmir Reader for a comment, his father on the day of his killing had confirmed that he had appeared in the SI exams held earlier this year.
A relative of the family confirmed to Kashmir Reader that Khursheed’s name has appeared in the list.
“It was the fourth day of mourning at his home today and they got to know about the list. Obviously, they wailed at the news. But they also respect his choice and did pray that his sacrifice would not go waste,” the relative told Kashmir Reader.
A senior police official from Pulwama said he had come to know about Khursheed’s selection.
“But I do not know his roll number, so I cannot be sure about it. I have heard about it from credible sources though,” the police official said.
Malik was killed only two days after he left home on the pretext of filing an online form for KAS exams.
His family had made a passionate appeal for him to return on Thursday and the next day, as they awaited a response, they got a call from him informing that he was trapped in an encounter.
The family begged him to lay down his arms but he refused to do so.