NIA Officer Tanzil Ahmed’s Children Now Prime Witnesses

Authorities turn to NIA officer Tanzil Ahmed’s children for evidence against the assailants who shot their parents. 

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File photo of the NIA Officer, Mohammad Tanzil (Photo: PTI)

NIA officer Tanzil Ahmed’s children are being approached by the authorities to provide an eyewitness account of the shooting. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) officer Tanzil Ahmed and his wife were attacked by assailants in the early hours of 3 April. Both of them succumbed to their injuries.

Ahmed’s 12-year-old son and 14-year-old-daughter are now being approached to provide any evidence that might lead to the attackers.

The two children are now the prime witnesses. For the past two days, the two children have spent hours at the NIA office on Jai Singh Road here. They are helping the sleuths of the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force and Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) and the NIA track down the main accused and unravel the motive behind the killings. The NIA has not yet ruled out the “terror angle” in the case.
Report in The Hindu

Officially, the Uttar Pradesh police have said “vengeance, personal animosity and domestic disputes” was the motive for the crime. However, neither the family nor the NIA is convinced.

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