Srinagar: A week after he announced on Facebook his joining the militant rank, a young man from Anantnag town, a promising footballer, surrendered before army along with the weapon in south Kashmir.
Official sources told GNS that Majid Arshid Khan, who was seen brandishing a rifle on the social media, surrendered before 1st RR last Thursday night. Locals said that Majid when not playing for the local football team used to work for a charity in the area.
As per police, Majid had made contact with overground militant workers and joined Lashkar-e-Toiba. He also showed up with an AK-47 at the funeral of a militant who was killed in an encounter in Khund. The surrender follows a video of Majid’s mother Asyia crying, asking him to return home. The video had gone viral. Later his friends joined the chorus with one of them writing on his Facebook: “Please come back Majid Soba… We love you… Your parents, friends and relatives are waiting for you. We will support you… Please come back. (GNS)