Srinagar, June 01: Sajad Yusuf Mir, a resident of Litter village of Pulwama district belonged to the new crop of militants, highly qualified and bright minds who got misguided to become a militant. Killed by the security forces on Friday in Shopian district, Yusuf operated under the code name Tajamul Islam.
He left a postgraduate course in computer applications in the autumn of 2008 and went underground to resurface as a militant.
Sajad, in his late 20s, had earlier done his postgraduation in Islamic Studies. He is the third well-educated militant to die fighting security forces in the last 10 days.
“He was from a non-technical background and he would pick up technical aspect so quickly that there was never a need to repeat it,” he said.
He said Mir attended the post-graduate course in computer applications for a month before he disappeared in 2008. “The last we heard about him at the university was that he had become a militant and since then there was no news until I saw a picture of his body,” he said.
A police official said Mir came on the radar of security agencies in early 2009 after it was confirmed that he had become a militant. Mir’s father is a bank manager, the police official said.
Courtesy: Azhar Qadri/Tribune News.