Two Arrested For Killing NIA Officer Tanzil Ahmad, One On The Run
Police has arrested the two accused, Junaid and Reyaan, in connection with the murder case of NIA Deputy SP Mohammad Tanzil Ahmad. The main accused, Muneer, who fired the shots, is yet to be arrested.
Uttar Pradesh police had claimed that the officer was shot dead on 3 April by two unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants over a “personal animosity arising out of a property dispute” near Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor town.
All aspects including professional, personal rivalry were looked into during probe. Terror angle was specifically investigated. Reyaan was in frustration because he was denied help from Tanzil Ahmad when he needed it. Some of the statements given by Reyaan and his father have been verified by circumstantial evidence, some yet to be verified. Reyaan grew resentful towards NIA officer Tanzeel Ahmad as he didn’t get help. Motive behind Muneer’s involvement can only be known after he is arrested. Muneer fired the killing shot, Reyaan drove bike and overtook NIA Officer Tanzil Ahmad’s car.Vijay Meena, IG Bareilly
One of the accused, Reyaan said “Muneer knows the real motive. Ahmad’s behaviour towards us wasn’t good.” Another accused Junaid said, “I had no enmity towards Tanzil Ahmad, abetted Muneer out of friendship.”
The NIA official was shot 21 times when he was driving back home from a family wedding in Bijnor. While he died on the spot, his two children survived the attack and his wife, who sustained four gunshot wounds, was admitted to a Noida hospital.
Tanzil Ahmad was involved in probing some sensitive cases related to Indian Mujahideen and the Pathankot terror attack.