Shujaat’s assassination: Police version ‘no less than a Bollywood thriller’: LeT
Srinagar, Jun 30: Refuting the claims of its involvement, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) on Saturday said that the claim made by the Jammu and Kashmir Police over the killing of senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari was no less than a “Bollywood thriller”.
Quoting the outfit chief Mehmood Shah, an LeT spokesman said the claims made by J&K Police regarding the “martyrdom” of Shujaat Bukhari resemble “some Bollywood thriller”, GNS news agency reported.
“For the past few days, two stories were released. The first was a drama story released by Indian Army regarding the ‘surgical strikes’; the second one was no less than a Bollywood thriller and was released by J&K Police regarding the assassination of esteemed journalist Shujaat Bukhari,” he said, in a statement.
Shah, while taking a dig at Indian Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat and IGP Kashmir SP Pani, asked the duo to “ seek a career in Bollywood where your potential can be utilized to its fullest because you have made a laughing stock of yourselves”.
Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Pani said that four Lashkar-e-Toiba militants were involved in the assassination of “Rising Kashmir” Editor-in-Chief Shujaat Bukhari.