Khursheed Ahmad Malik, the engineer-turned-terrorist killed by security forces on Thursday, was planning to join Jammu and Kashmir Police. His name has appeared in a list of over 2,000 candidates called for interview for the post of sub-inspector. 

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday declared a list of 2,181 candidates to be interviewed for the post of sub-Inspector.

Malik, 26, along with thousands of Kashmiris, had appeared for the exam. Sources in police said Malik had recently started frequenting separatists and was brainwashed by terror sympathisers to join their ranks rather than join the police or army.

Local sources told MyNation that he was a good student. He had secured 416 out of 500 in matriculation exams. He performed well in the 12th standard by securing 602 out of 750 marks. He also completed his B Tech last year from SMED College in Katra and qualified for the GATE exam.

Malik had left home on 31 July after which his sister and mother had, through an emotional video, appealed to him to shun the path of guns and return home. MyNation had reported the appeal by Malik’s mother on 3 August.

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Malik was gunned down within 48 hours of joining a terror group along with his accomplice, affiliated to Al-Badr.

Al-Badr is a Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence sponsored terror outfit.