The daughter of a jailed Kashmiri leader Shabir Shah has topped the CBSE Class 12 exams in Jammu and Kashmir, scoring 97.8 percent marks.

Sama Shabir Shah, a student at Delhi Public School in Srinagar scored 489 out of 500 marks.

Sama’s father is lodged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail. He was arrested by the National Investigation Agency or NIA last year in July in a decade-old case of terror funding.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti congratulated Sama for her performance.

“Congratulations to Sama Shabir Shah for securing 97.8% marks in the class 12th class examination. Her hard work & determination has helped her overcome all odds & she is truly an inspiration for the youth of our state,” Ms Mufti tweeted.