As a result of an intense campaign, Majid Khan, 20-year-old Kashmiri footballer-turned-Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist, surrendered with a weapon before the Army on Friday. He surrendered before 1RR of Army on Thursday around 10:30 pm. He was later handed over to Victor Force, based in Awantipora.
Parents, friends and Jammu and Kashmir Police carried out an intense campaign to save him from clutches of Lashkar.
Nicknamed Pollock for his resemblance to the famous South African cricketer, 20-year-old Majid had quietly left home last week in Anantnag to join the terror group. Within hours, his picture with an assault rifle was shared by hundreds.
Anantnag's 20-year-old footballer Majid Khan who joined LeT recently and surrendered before security forces in Kashmir pic.twitter.com/CPq0TcjGjV— ANI (@ANI) November 17, 2017
Majid Khan had won several medals playing for local football and cricket club Hayat Sports. Majid, a student of B.Com second year, was also working with a humanitarian organisation as a volunteer and emergency head.