Shujaat Bukhari: Police identify 3 attackers

The Jammu and Kashmir Police have identified the three motorcycle-borne killers of Rising Kashmir’s editor, Shujaat Bukhari. As reported by Indian Express, two of the attackers are local militants hailing from South Kashmir and another is a Pakistani national, Naveed Jatt.

“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”.

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

According to the Indian Express, Police sources have also identified the Pakistan-based blogger who had “started a smear campaign” against Bukhari. They say that 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 was assassinated on June 14 by gunmen outside his office in Srinagar, a day before Eid and few minutes before Iftaar. Bukhari succumbed to his injuries and was declared brought dead at the hospital.

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