Terror Angle Unlikely In NIA Officer Tanzil Ahmad’s Murder: Reports

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8:01 pm 6 Apr, 2016


The mystery behind who killed National Investigation Agency (NIA) deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Mohammad Tanzil Ahmad is still unsolved.

On April 5, the Bijnor district police released pictures of two suspects in connection with Ahmad’s killing.

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“The pictures are of two unidentified youths, who were present at the wedding function. Neither the relatives of the boy or the girl recognised them. Prima facie it appears that a proper recce was conducted before the incident. We hope to crack the case soon,” Superintendent of Police (Bijnor) Subhash Singh Baghel had said.

Ahmad was shot 21 times on April 3 by two motorcycle-borne miscreants while he was returning to New Delhi after attending the marriage of his nephew. Police has termed the killing a planned attack.

While his wife Farzana who was with him suffered fatal wounds, Ahmed’s 16-year-old daughter Zimnish and 14-year-old son Shahbaaz escaped unhurt. Ahmed was declared dead at a nearby hospital.

Family members and relatives carrying the body of National Investigation Agency (NIA) officer Mohammad Tanzi for burial indianexpress

Family members and relatives carrying the body of National Investigation Agency (NIA) officer Mohammad Tanzi for burial indianexpress


The cops have also got CCTV footage from a camera that showed the bike riders following Ahmad’s car.

Reports have emerged that say that Ahmed was most likely killed due to personal enmity, and the terror or a political angle is unlikely.

The Uttar Pradesh Police is hoping it will have some concrete leads in the case soon.

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Ahmad had handled important terror cases and had played a major role in NIA’s probe into Bijnor blast and some sleeping modules of the banned outfit Student’s Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) in Western Uttar Pradesh. Reports also say that he also played a role in busting an Islamic State (ISIS) module which led to several arrests.

“He was a real life ‘Singham’,” according to neighbours. NIA has given Ahmad the martyr status.

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