A case has been registered under Sections 302/34 of Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) and Section 16 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (ULA(P)) in the Shopian police station.
A police investigation is underway.
The police found Bhat's body with his throat slit, and torture marks on his body.
According to police officials, he was abducted and later murdered.
The BJP has termed the killing of Gowhar Ahmad Bhat, with "real intolerance". (ANI)