Published On: Fri, Jun 15th, 2018

Large number of mourners attend Shujaat Bhukhari’s funeral

Srinagar: Large number of mourners attended the funeral of senior journalist and Editor-in-Chief of English daily “Rising Kashmir” Shujat Bhukhari in his ancestral hometown of Kheeri in Baramulla district.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was also among the mourners in Kheeri

Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, state Public Works Minister Naeem Akhtar, senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz, local journalists and other members from all sections of the society attened the funeral.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was also among the mourners in Kheeri.

Three motorcycle borne militants killed Shujaat and two of his security guards as he boarded his car in the Press Enclave in Srinagar at around 7.15 pm on Wednesday to reach home in time for iftar.

Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir police has released the CCTV footage of three terrorists believed to have killed Bukhari and his two police security guards.

The state government has also constituted a speicial investigation team to probe the killing of Bukhari.

The police has also issued appeal to the local people to come forward and help in bringing the killers to justice.

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