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Tanzil Ahmad kids recount the horror of her father’s assassination


New Delhi: Tanzil Ahmad was shot 24 bullets in an attack by unidentified assailants’ post-midnight on Saturday when he was returning from a wedding with his wife and children.

The brutal shooting took place in front of daughter Farzana, (14) and son (12) who watched the incident from the back seat of the Wagon-R car recounted the horror.

“There were two people on a bike. They shot my father and when their bullets ended, they reloaded the gun and shot again. They stood at the spot for three-four minutes and after that went away,” his daughter said, as per ibnlive reports.

His son also summon up that there were two persons who attacked his father. “There were two people. My father asked us put to our head down,” he said.

Ahmad, 48, known for undercover operations, joined the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in 2010. Tanzil Ahmad’s wife is undergoing treatment at Fortis Hospital in Noida and is “out of danger”.

The NIA has also termed Ahmad’s killing as a “planned attack”. “A planned attack took place on him when he was fired upon and killed,” NIA spokesman Kumar said. “He (Tanzil) was assistant commandant with BSF and currently on deputation with NIA. He was with us for last six and half years.”

Before joining the NIA, Ahmad was part of the in-house team of BSF, providing vigilance cover. He also held tenures as instructor at BSF Academy at Tekanpur, near Gwalior, and training centre at Hazaribagh.

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