Suspect in Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari's murder held
The Jammu & Kashmir Police on Friday arrested a suspect in connection with the killing of editor Shujaat Bukhari and two of his security officers, Kashmir's top police officer announced on Friday.
- Published 15.06.18
Srinagar, Jun. 15 (PTI): The Jammu & Kashmir Police on Friday arrested a suspect in connection with the killing of editor Shujaat Bukhari and two of his security officers, Kashmir's top police officer announced on Friday.
The suspect has been identified as Zubair Qadri, Inspector General of police for Kashmir, Swayam Prakash Pani, said at a hurriedly-called press conference.
He said Qadri was seen in the video stealing the pistol of the personal security officer who was shot dead along with Bukhari.
“The pistol has since been recovered and he is being questioned about his presence at the scene of the crime. So far, he has not been able to give any convincing answers,” he said.
Pani added that the state police had formed a Special Investigation Team under Deputy Inspector General (central Kashmir) V.K. Virdi to probe the killing of the editor of Rising Kashmir on Thursday.
Pani also described the killing of the journalist as a “terror attack”.
The identity of the other three attackers was being ascertained, the police official said.
Bukhari, 50, was gunned down on Thursday evening soon after he got into his car from his office at Press Enclave in the city centre, Lal Chowk.
His two PSOs were also killed.