Shujaat Bukhari Assassination Was a Terror Attack, Say J&K Cops

Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bhukhari and PSOs, Constables Hamid Chaudhary & Mumtaz Awan were shot dead on 14 June.

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 Senior journalist and editor of Rising Kashmir newspaper, Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead by unknown assailants at the Press Enclave in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar.

Shujaat Bukhari Shot Dead: Reports

6:03 PM , 16 Jun

J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti Meets Bukhari's Family

Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti met the family of Shujaat Bukhari on Eid day at their residence in Keeri area of Pattan in Baramulla district.

Shujaat Bukhari Assassination Was a Terror Attack, Say J&K Cops
7:11 PM , 15 Jun

At This Stage, It Is a Terror Attack: J&K Police

Briefing the media, SP Pani, IG in Kashmir said that Shujaat Bukhari’s assassination was a terror incident.

As far as the case is concerned at this stage it is a terror incident. It is a terrorist-related crime. We are investigating into the case.
SP Pani, IG Kashmir

Pani also confirmed that the fourth suspect, Subair Qadri, who was seen picking up the pistol from the spot of the crime and vanishing, has been taken into custody.

Fourth suspect in the Shujaat Bukhari has been identified. His role for the recovery of the pistol has been done. Investigation of the case is going.
SP Pani, IG Kashmir

Pani said the pistol and the clothes worn by Qadri, which was disposed of, have been recovered.

4:41 PM , 15 Jun

J&K Police Releases Photo of 4th Suspect

J&K Police has released a screenshot showing a suspect in connection with the killing of journalist Shujaat Bukhari and his two personal guards and have sought help of general public in identifying him, reported PTI.

The police issued the picture from a video, which was purportedly recorded by a passerby following the attack on Bukhari outside his office, showing a bearded man surveying the inside of the journalist's vehicle.

As a man pulls out Bukhari's guard, the suspect is seen picking up his pistol and disappearing from the scene right under the nose of the cops there.

Late last night, police had issued two photographs of three-motorcycle borne suspects that were taken from the CCTV footage. However, their faces were not visible.

4:24 PM , 15 Jun

Finance Minister Condemns Shujaat Bukhari's Killing

Published: 14 Jun 2018, 7:52 PM IST
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