A Senior Cop tweets about receiving death threats by Shujaat Bukhari’s killers

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir senior police officer Imtiyaz Hussain on Thursday, 21 March, tweeted that he was receiving death threats from people who were behind the killing of senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari.

Bukhari was shot dead by militants when he came out of his office in Press Enclave and was boarding his car in June. Two of his security guards were also killed in the incident.

Imtiyaz added that these people are not only claiming to be journalists but are building an environment on social media to “get him killed.”

He also tweeted that while he is not afraid of being killed in line of duty, the perception being created against him is “slanderous.”

The senior police officer also added that these ‘journalists’ have been employed to target him, and silence him on social media. He added that these people were also taking advantage of India’s liberal democracy. “Shujat had confided with me how some media guys had been spreading canards against him and creating a conducive atmosphere for his murder.” Imtiyaz Hussain.

Former Jammu and Kashmir DGP Sesh Paul Vaid responded to Imtiyaz saying that he was a “fine, bold officer with high integrity” and that the entire police force was behind him.


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