NIA Officer Shot Dead in Bijnor, Wife Seriously Injured

An officer posted with the National Investigation Agency (NIA) was shot dead by unidentified assailants on 3 April.

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An officer posted with the National Investigation Agency (NIA) was shot dead by unidentified bike-borne assailants in the wee hours of 3 April. The officer’s wife was seriously injured.

Tanzil Ahmad was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne persons when he was returning after attending a marriage ceremony with his wife Farzana.
Bhagwan Swaroop, IG (Law and Order)

The incident took place at 12:45 AM on 3 April when Ahmed, an assistant commandant with BSF who was currently on deputation in NIA, was returning from Bijnor.

In New Delhi, NIA IG Sanjeev Kumar termed it as a “planned attack”.

Car of the NIA officer. (Photo Courtesy: NIA)
Car of the NIA officer. (Photo Courtesy: NIA)
One of our very brave officers, Officer Mohammad Tanzil Ahmad had gone to his home to attend a function last night. When he was coming back from the function a planned attack took place on him and he was fired upon. He was killed in the firing while his wife was injured. She has been admitted to Fortis Hospital, Noida. He was an assistant commandant with BSF and was on deputation with NIA.
Sanjeev Kumar, NIA IG

Kumar said Ahmed was an “NIA inspector, but back in BSF he was an assistant commandant”.

He said investigations into the killing are going on.

Investigations are on. Right now the UP Police, UP ATS, NIA, the DIG of NIA from Lucknow, and his team, all of them are there on the spot.

SHO, Bijnor, Rajkumar said the “officer along with his wife was returning from the wedding of his niece when two unidentified bike-borne persons stopped his car and shot at him. He was declared dead at a nearby hospital.”

His wife sustained serious injuries in the attack, police said.

Tanzil Ahmed was an asset to the agency. His killing is a great loss to NIA. We take it as a challenge to bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice. We will not rest until that happens. 
NIA statement

When questioned, Swaroop said it is not clear whether Ahmed was part of the team in the Pathankot attack investigation case or not.

“Only NIA can tell whether he was involved in Pathankot attack investigation case,” he said.

Meanwhile, NIA in a statement has said, “Tanzil Ahmed was an asset to the agency. His killing is a great loss to NIA. We take it as a challenge to bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice. We will not rest until that happens.”

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