Srinagar: No charges will be pressed against the footballer turned militant Majid Khan who surrendered before the forces on Friday, the police has said.
The police also added that like him all other boys who have gone astray should come back and their return to normal life will be facilitated by the forces.
“On the night of 16th Nov 17, Majid Khan, a 20 year old boy, an ace footballer from Anantnag returned to his parents. The boy had gone astray a few days back however, on his own initiative he has shunned the path of violence and understood his obligations towards his parents,” said a police spokesman.
He said that the forces facilitated his return.
“Majid is the only son of his parents who has displayed boldness and strength in his decision. On his return, the Security Forces have reassured him and his family that no charges will be pressed against him,” he said.
Forces once again exhort all young local boys who have gone astray or have joined the militants to shun the path of violence and come back to their families, he said.
Earlier Chief Minister Mehbooba Muft had tweeted that a mother’s love had prevailed. Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had also tweeted that he hopes that Majid will not be harassed and he will be allowed to leave a normal life.