Srinagar: At least four Kashmiri residents have cracked the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) along with two from Kargil, the preliminary read of the results suggest. There is one from Kishtwar as well.
Initial reports suggest that out of the ten qualifiers, four are from Kashmir valley, three from Jammu city, two from Kargil (now under Ladakh UT) and one from Kishtwar. Abhishek Augustsya, at rank 38, is with the best rank in the list from J&K.
Individuals figuring in the list from Kashmir valley include Asif Yousuf Tantray (328 rank), Nadia Beg (350 rank), Aftab Rasool Malik (412 rank) a resident of Trehgam Kupwara and Sabzar Ahmad Ganai (628 rank).
From Jammu individuals who have passed the coveted exam include Abhishek Augustsya, who is at rank 38, Sunny Gupta at rank 148 and Parth Gupta at 240.
Asrar Ahmad Kitchloo, apparently from Kishtwar, at No 248 – is also in the list.
“We have Mohammad Nawas Sharafuddin from Kargil who is at 778,” one source who has seen the list said.
“There are two more in the list who wrote their examination from Srinagar centre but we are not sure about them. These include Majid Iqbal Khan at 638, Rayees Hussain at 747 and Syed Junaid Adil at 822.”