Azad visits Shujaat Bukhari’s family

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Srinagar

Former Chief Minister and Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday visited the family of slain ‘Rising Kashmir’ editor Shujaat Bukhari to offer his condolences.

Azad visited Bukhari’s ancestral home at Kreeri in Baramulla district, 40 km from here, to offer condolences to the bereaved family on the fourth day of the slain journalist’s “faateha” ceremony.

A large number of sympathizers including academicians, members of civil society, mainstream and separatist politicians and civil servants, offered prayers at the grave of the slain journalist.

A special investigation team (SIT), supervised by a Deputy Inspector General of Police, is probing the assassination of Bukhari.

Three motorcycle-borne assailants fired at Bukhari and two of his security guards in the Press Enclave area of Srinagar on June 15 killing all the three.

One suspect has so far been arrested in this case.

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