Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday released a picture of a fourth suspect believed to be involved in the killing of ‘Rising Kashmir’ editor-in-chief Shujaat Bukhari.
The picture, which shows a man wearing a skull cap, is of the person who was photographed at the spot appearing to extract bodies of those killed in the attack.
The photo shows him checking on one of the two security guards assigned to Bukhari, all of whom were killed by unidentified gunmen on Thursday evening.
In a video which was aired by multiple news channels, the man is seen joining others to help pull out one of the two personal security officers assigned to Bukhari. He is then seen picking up something from the ground near the PSO.
In a tweet posted from its official Twitter handle, the Srinagar police sought the help of the general public.
“Srinagar Police seeks help of the general public to identify one more suspect involved in terror attack at press enclave, Srinagar,” wrote Srinagar police.
*Srinagar Police seeks help of the general public to identify one more suspect involved in terror attack at press enclave, Srinagar* :
Srinagar: 15 June 2018:https://t.co/2Y1Oo1Ioge @spvaid @JmuKmrPolice @KashmirPolice @DIGCKRSGR pic.twitter.com/5CwDikaydq
— Srinagar Police. (@PoliceSgr) June 15, 2018
“Any information regarding this suspect may kindly be given to: Police Station Kothibagh on 9596770623 or PCR Srinagar on 9596222550, 9596222551, 01942477568 or Police Control Room Kashmir on “100”. The name of the person providing any clue or information regarding the suspects will be kept confidential,” the police posted on Facebook.
The Srinagar Police has already released pictures of three suspects who might have been involved in his murder.
According to reports, the police said they have been able to obtain photos from CCTV footage of the suspects likely to be involved in the attack which took place in the Press Colony.
The pictures show three men on a motorbike. The man, riding the bike, can be seen wearing a helmet, while one of the two pillion riders has got his face half-covered with a mask.
Bukhari was killed on Thursday evening along with his two security guards as he boarded his car in the Press Enclave in Srinagar around 7.15 pm to reach home in time for Iftar.
According to reports, officials suspect that the Pakistani intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), has a hand in Bukhari’s killing. Security agencies suspect that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists Naved Jat alias Abu Hanzula was involved in the attack on the journalist.
Bukhari was laid to rest on Friday morning in his native village Kheeri located in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir.