Shujaat Bukhari murder: Caught on CCTV, 3 Men suspected of killing the journalist

Hours after senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead in the heart of Srinagar on Thursday evening, the police released security footage of three bikers believed to be the killers.

The city’s police said they have been able to obtain photos from CCTV footage of the suspects involved in the attack in Press Colony that killed the respected journalist. The photos show three men on a motorbike with the rider’s face obscured by a helmet and one of the two pillion riders wearing a mask covering the lower half of his face.

Releasing the photos on Twitter, the police appealed for public help to help identify the killers. The identity of those providing information would be confidential, said the police.

Their description corresponds with that of eyewitnesses who reported seeing four men riding two motorcycles wearing helmets and shalwar kameez outside the office of Rising Kashmir near Lal Chowk at 7.30pm yesterday just as Bukhari boarded his vehicle. The two pillion riders fired indiscriminately, they said, killing Bukhari and one of his security officers on the spot. The other security official died in hospital.

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