New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that there wasn’t an iota of doubt that terrorists were behind the killing of noted journalist Shujaat Bukhari.
He added that he has spoken to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and assured the killers would be punished.
Jammu and Kashmir police said that Bukhari had earlier criticised Pakistan in a social media post and they were scanning his social media accounts too. He had faced death threats earlier as well. Bukhari had received X category security (security cover of 2 personnel) following threats from Pakistani terrorists.
Police said they were investigating the case and would soon find out who were behind the killing. Three bike-borne men were waiting for him outside the office. After firing at Bukhari, they used the crowd that had gathered to their advantage and managed to escape.
Renowned journalist and editor-in-chief of Rising Kashmir Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Srinagar’s Press Colony.