Sharma, Azad visit slain scribe's residence in Baramulla

The Centre's special representative for Jammu and Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma, and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad were among those who visited the residence of slain journalist Shujaat Bukhari today.

Sharma 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.

Earlier, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Azad also visited Bukhari's residence at Kreeri.

Hundreds of others, including state ministers and senior leaders of the ruling PDP, visited the bereaved family and offered "faateha" at Bukhari's grave.

Bukhari, the editor of Rising Kashmir newspaper, was shot dead, along with his two personal security guards, outside his office on June 14 by three motorcycle-borne assailants.

The police have constituted a special investigation team (SIT) under the supervision of the Deputy Inspector General (DIG), central Kashmir to probe the killing.

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