Srinagar: Ace footballer Majid Khan, who had joined militant ranks last week has reportedly ‘surrendered’ before the forces.
Days after appeal by his parents to shun militancy and return home, twenty-year-old Majid Khan who joined the ranks of militants last week has handed himself to the government forces.
Sources said that Khan, an ace footballer, surrendered before 1RR of army last night around 10:30 pm. He was later handed over to Victor Force, based in Awantipora.
Khan’s mother had reportedly not eaten since her son joined militancy. The distraught mother had been making fervent appeals to everyone who visited her home to help her son return home.
On Tuesday, his father, 59 year-old Irshad Ahmad Khan, suffered a mild heart attack after hearing that his son had been trapped in a gunfight in Kulgam.
Majid’s surrender comes a day after Kashmir police chief Muneer Khan reiterated the surrender offer for local men who gave up militancy.
He in a joint presser with the Army and the CRPF had said that there is a new surrender policy in place under which local men who surrender will be rehabilitated properly.