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Shujaat Bukhari murder: J & K police identify two killers

Shujaat Bukhari murder: J & K police identify two killers

| @indiablooms | 27 Jun 2018, 09:27 am

Srinagar, Jun 27 (IBNS): In a major breakthrough, Jammu and Kashmir Police have identified the killers of senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari, who was gunned down on June 14, The Indian Express reported.

The newspaper quoted police sources as saying that two of the attackers are from South Kashmir and another is a Pakistani national.

“We have identified the attackers,” a top police officer privy to the investigation told The Indian Express. “Two of them are local militants from south Kashmir while the third one is from Pakistan”.

Police sources say that the Pakistani militant involved in the attack is Naveed Jatt, who escaped from police custody from Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital in February this year. Naveed, a Pakistani national, is associated with Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT).

Police have also reportedly identified the Pakistan-based blogger who had “started a smear campaign” against Bukhari. They say the blogger is a militant from Srinagar, who is settled in Pakistan.

Police are likely to address a press conference on Wednesday evening to reveal the details about the case.

Bukhari, Chief Editor of Rising Kashmir, was killed by three men outside his office in Srinagar’s press enclave. Two of Bukhari’s PSOs were also killed in the attack.

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