Al Badr militant Khurshhed Malik

A Kashmiri militant, who was killed a few days ago by a joint team of Indian Army, J&K Police and SOG at Drusoo in Sopore, has reportedly made it to the list of shortlisted candidates for the sub-inspector post in J&K Police.

The results were announced by J&K Police on Tuesday. The militant, Khursheed Ahmad Malik, was a B.Tech degree holder and had appeared in the examinations for sub-inspector's post on June 24.

Malik had also cleared Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), one of the toughest exams for engineers in the country. 

Malik was killed in a gunbattle along with his associate Reyaz Ahmad Dar. The gunfight had also resulted in the killing of an Indian Army man and left two other security personnel injured. 

The 26-year-old had finished his B.Tech last year from SMED College in Katra. His family told Rising Kashmir that he was a bright student and had secured 602 out of 750 marks in his class 12 exams. They also said that Malik was a religious man who prayed five times a day. 

"Khursheed left home on July 31 and told them that he has to submit a form for KAS. We later came to know that he has successfully submitted the KAS form online. However, since then he did not return and his phone too was switched off," his family members were quoted as saying by Rising Kashmir.