Police on Thursday issued the following statement regarding the press colony attack by some unknown gunmen.
“It is learnt that some militants this evening fired upon senior journalist and Editor-in-Chief of the daily Rising Kashmir Shujaat Bukhari at Press Enclave Lal Chowk. While Shujaat Bukhari was traveling in a car near Press enclave he was fired upon indiscriminately which resulted in the instant death of Bhukari and a PSO who was with him, a police spokesman in a statement said.
“The other injured PSO who was shifted to the hospital in critical condition has succumbed to his injury,” the spokesman said.
“In the aftermath of the incident Shujaat and the other injured were immediately shifted to the nearby hospital by the Police, where they were declared as brought dead,” Police spokesperson said in a statement.
“Preliminary investigational finding indicates this as a militant attack. Police is investigating the case and condemn this gruesome act,” a spokesperson said.