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Two arrested in NIA officer Tanzil Ahmed’s murder case

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New Delhi: Inspector General (Bareilly Zone) Vijay Singh on Tuesday hinted at revenge and frustration being the motive for the murder of NIA officer Mohammad Tanzil Ahmed.

Singh said that all aspects, including professional and personal rivalry, have been looked into during the probe in connection with the case.

“All aspects, including professional, personal rivalry, were looked into during the probe. Terror angle was specifically investigated. Reyaan (accused) was in frustration because he was denied help from Tanzil Ahmed when he needed it,” Singh told the media here.

“During interrogation, it has been revealed that one of accused Reyaan sought help from Tanzil ji in a case. Some of the statements given by Reyaan (accused) and his father have been verified by circumstantial evidence, some is yet to be verified. Reyaan grew resentful towards NIA officer Tanzeel Ahmed as he didn’t get the help he had sought,” he added.

The Inspector General further said the motive behind the involvement of another accused Munner can only be known after he is arrested.

“Muneer fired the killing shot, Reyaan drove the bike and overtook NIA officer Tanzil Ahmad’s car,” he said.

Uttar Pradesh police has arrested two accused, Jainul and Reyaan, in connection with the murder case of NIA Deputy SP Mohammad Tanzil Ahmed.

The state police had earlier announced a reward of Rs 50,000 to those providing information leading to the arrest of main accused Muneer in connection with the murder of the slain NIA officer.

UP DGP Javeed Ahmed had earlier stated that police had questioned over a hundred people following raids at several places in connection with the killing of NIA officer.

Tanzil Ahmed, probing terror cases related to Indian Mujahideen, was shot dead on April 3 by two unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants who also wounded his wife when they were returning home from a wedding near Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district.

Meanwhile, Tanzil Ahmed’s wife Farzana has been referred to AIIMS trauma centre from Noida’s Fortis Hospital on Monday evening where she has been kept in ICU.

Doctors in the AIIMS have put Farzana on ventilators.

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