Unknown gunmen on Thursday evening shot dead advocate Babar Qadri in Hawal area of Srinagar.
Quoting a senior police officer, news agency GNS reported that gunmen fired upon Babar Qadri from a point blank range at 6:45 pm, killing him on spot.
Medical Superintendent, SKIMS Soura, Dr Farooq Jan confirmed that Qadri had received a bullet wound and was declared dead at the hospital.
Besides practising as a lawyer, Qadri also took part in TV debates as a panelist.
Three days ago, he had tweeted a screenshot and urged the police in Jammu to register an FIR against a Facebook user for spreading “wrong campaign” against him.
“I urge the state Police administration to register FIR against this Shah Nazir who has spread wrong campaign that I work for agencies. This untrue statement can lead to threat to my life, Qadri had written in his last tweet.