June 28, 2018
Srinagar: The conspiracy to kill Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari, Editor of Rising Kashmir, who was gunned in Srinagar, was hatched in Pakistan and that the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) carried out the crime, said Jammu and Kashmir Police.
Addressing the media, Inspector General of Police SP Pani said the “terror crime was done by LeT and the conspiracy was hatched in Pakistan.” “Investigation has established that there was a campaign in certain social media platform against Shujaat Bukhari spreading hate campaign, malicious and intimidating…
“With the cooperation of service providers, tangible evidence has been collected that the individual behind the hate campaign belongs to LeT terrorist organization and all the content on social media was posted from Pakistan,” Pani was quoted as saying by IANS.
Pani said Sheikh Sajad Gul alias Ahmad Khalid of Srinagar, who is associated with the LeT and presently in Pakistan, was the person behind publishing malicious articles against Bukhari. Police had issued pictures of three bike-borne individuals fleeing from the crime scene after gunning down Bukhari on June 14.
The identity of the accused was given as Muzaffar Ahmad alias Talha of Qazigund, who has been active since January 2018, Naveed Jatt alias Hanzullah of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, who had escaped from judicial custody, and Azad Ahmad Malik alias Dada of Bijbehara, who has been active since December 2016.