J&K Police identify killers of Shujaat Bukhari | KNO

J&K Police identify killers of Shujaat Bukhari | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Jammu and Kashmir Police have identified the attackers who killed senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari on June 14, The Indian Express reported on Wednesday. Quoting police sources the report said 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”. The Pakistani militant involved in the attack is Naveed Jatt, who escaped from police custody from Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital in February this year, report said.

Naveed, a Pakistani national, is associated with Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT). According to report quoting police they have also 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 to reveal the details about the case. Bukhari, a senior journalist and Chief Editor of Rising Kashmir, was killed on June 14 by three men outside his office in Srinagar’s press enclave. Two of Bukhari’s PSOs were also killed in the attack.