Srinagar: An investigation has been launched by the Police in the killing of Editor of Rising Kashmir newspaper Shujaat Bukhari. Our preliminary investigation indicates that it was a terror attack: J&K Police.
Bukhari, the Editor-in-Chief of the daily Rising Kashmir was shot dead by terrorists near Press Colony in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar on Thursday.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehboob Mufti while denouncing the “mindless” killing recalled her meeting with the renowned journalist a few days ago.
“This is really shocking. He came to meet me a few days back. This is upsetting,” the Chief Minister told media. Mehboob met the family of Bukhari and expressed her condolences to the kin of the deceased.
Echoing the similar sentiments, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh took to Twitter and termed the incidence as an “act of cowardice”.
“Killing of Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari is an act of cowardice. It is an attempt to silence the saner voices of Kashmir. He was a courageous and fearless journalist. Extremely shocked & pained. My thoughts and prayers are with his bereaved family,” Rajnath Singh tweeted.