NIA Officer Murder: Two More Arrested

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Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh): Two more accused have been arrested in connection with the murder of in National Investigation Agency (NIA) Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammad Tanzil Ahmed.

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Divulging details, Bijnor Superintendent of Police (Rural) Dharamveer Singh said, “Police have arrested two more accused in connection with the Tanzil Ahmed’s murder case, who are being sent to the jail.”

“The duo, Rixwan and Tanzim, who were arrested from the Sahaspur area under Sehohara police station, were a part of the conspiracy that led to the NIA officer’s murder, and also helped the assailants to execute the crime,” said the SP

When asked whether police would register a fresh case after the slain NIA officer’s wife Farzana had died at the All India Institute of Medical Science in Delhi on Wednesday, the officer said: “A case has already been registered under Sections 302 (punishment for murder), 307(attempt to murder) and 120 (concealing design to commit offence punishable with impris­onment) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and it will be included into that.

Farzana, the wife of late NIA officer Mohammad Tanzil Ahmed, who was shot dead by assailants in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district, succumbed to her injuries at the AIIMS trauma centre on Wednesday.

Mohammad Tanzil was on his way back from the marriage ceremony of his niece, along with his wife and two children, when two armed bike-borne assailants shot at him and his wife at a village falling under Syohra Police Station in Bijnor district.

Farzana was referred to the AIIMS trauma centre from Noida’s Fortis Hospital on Monday evening, where she had been admitted to Intensive care Unit (ICU).

The Uttar Pradesh Police have already arrested two accused – Jainul and Reyaan – in this connection, and have issued a reward of Rs. 50,000 on information leading to the arrest of main accused Munir.

Police said some “domestic dispute” led to the killing of the NIA officer.

“All aspects, including professional and personal rivalries, were looked into during the probe, while the terror angle was specifically investigated. Reyaan (accused) was in frustration because he was reportedly denied help from Tanzil Ahmed when he needed it,” Inspector General (Bareilly Zone) Vijay Singh said.

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