Bukhari’s Death Avenged, Forces Kill LeT Terrorist Naveed Jatt


Srinagar: In a major victory, security forces on Wednesday neutralised Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist Naveed Jatt, who had murdered senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari on June 14. Jatt was a Pakistani and had escaped from police custody from a Srinagar hospital on February 6 this year.

Bukhari, the Editor-in-Chief of English daily “Rising Kashmir”, was gunned down by three bike-borne individuals when he came out of his office in Press Enclave and was boarding his car. Two of his security guards were also killed.

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The Jammu and Kashmir Police had later revealed that the plot to kill Bukhari was hatched in Pakistan and that the LeT carried out the crime.

In March, i.e. a month after he had escaped from the SMHS hospital, a video had surfaced showing Jutt with Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in a forest area of south Kashmir. Armed with an automatic rifle, Jutt was seen in the video exchanging hugs with terrorists.