A police officer Thursday claimed that chief editor of Rising Kashmir ‘ShujaatBukhari had confided with him about “some media guys spreading canards against him and creating conducive atmosphere for his murder”.
In a series of tweets SSP Security of J&K police ImtiyazHussain Thursday wrote: “Shujaat had confided with me how some media guys had been spreading canards against him and creating conducive atmosphere for his murder. We being a liberal democracy and such elements take full advantage of our liberal laws, knowing it very well that law can’t touch them.”
He also claimed that “people claiming to be journalists were building an environment to get him killed”. “There are some well known people hyperactive on Facebook and Twitter who are building an environment to get me killed. These people claiming to be journalists aren’t apparently working with any media house,” he wrote.
Hussain said that he was among very few police officers active on social who was “forthright”. “Having been never afraid of death and it would be honour to get sacrificed in the line of duty but the perception being created against me is slanderous. I am one among very few police officers active on social media and being forthright and calling a spade a spade,” he wrote.
“This is becoming intolerable to them and their bosses across have employed them to target me. They want to silence me on social media. They are the same people who built a case for ShujatBukhari’s killing,” he tweeted.