Bukhari, a two-time MLA from Sangrama, is the elder brother of slain journalist Shujaat Bukhari, who was fatally shot along with two security officers by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists in June.
Basharat Bukhari joins National Conference, signals winds of change blowing in Kashmir Valley ahead of polls
Basharat Bukhari is a former PDP MLA from north Kashmir's Sangrama, who held the important portfolios of law and revenue in the BJP-PDP coalition government
Shujaat Bukhari murder meticulously planned, say cops; 'Indian agencies' involved, claims United Jihad Council
Initial investigation revealed that the assailants were carrying two rifles in a burlap bag and after the killing, the third youth who was waiting for the senior journalist to step out from his office also rode with them and they fled from the place within minutes of the incident.
The drama unfolding in Jammu and Kashmir since last Friday is slowly cementing the belief that the regional People Democratic Party is dragging itself into a situation where the tension will be too much to bear for divergent ideologies of individuals held together by nothing more than the lust for power and the party will fragment into sub-regional groups.