Shujaat Bukhari murder: Police says LeT behind killing, releases pics of accused

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Jammu and Kashmir police organized a press conference in PCR Batmaalo in context of Shujaat Bukhari murder case. In a major break-through, SP Pani said that Sajad Gul now based in Pakistan, Azad Ahmed Malik, LeT operative from Anantnag district, Muzafar Ahmad Bhat from LeT, and Naveed Jatt have been identified in the murder case.

Adding in the press conference, IGP of Jammu and Kashmir police said that we have tangible evidence to establish these were done from Pakistan. The evidence we have in cooperation with service providers is that they belong to Pakistan. But he refuses to reveal them as the investigation is still going on.

Police also released the photos of all 3 suspects involved in the killing of Bukhari.

One of the accused of planning the assassination of Bukhari, Sajad Gul, (now in Pakistan) was earlier arrested by Delhi Police in 2003, and then by Jammu and Kashmir police in March 2017 in terror links. Later, he fled to Pakistan.

Here you can watch the full press conference:

Notably, LeT has earlier denied hands in the killing of the veteran journalist from the valley. Rising Kashmir Editor, Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead by three motorcycle-borne suspected militants on June 14 outside his office in Srinagar’s press enclave.