The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday arrested a suspect in connection with the killing of veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari and two of his PSOs.
Inspector General (IG) Kashmir Swayam Prakash Pani at a press conference said, the suspect has been identified as Zubair Qadri, he was seen in the video stealing the pistol of the PSO who was shot dead along with Bukhari.
“The pistol has since been recovered and he is being questioned about his presence at the scene of the crime. So far, he has not been able to give any convincing answers,” he said. The state police had formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) under Deputy Inspector General (central Kashmir) V K Virdi to probe the killing of the editor of Rising Kashmir yesterday, Pani added.
Pani also described the killing of the journalist as a “terror attack”.
The identity of the other three attackers was being ascertained, the police official said.
Bukhari and his two personal security officers were gunned down on Friday evening in the city centre, Lal Chowk.