NIA officer’s killing might be personal revenge

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The Uttar Pradesh police investigating the murder of NIA officer Tanzil Ahmad believes that the murder might have been due to personal grudge against the officer, the photographs of the two unidentified guests at the wedding would be the two prime suspects in the brutal murder.

An investigating officer said they would in a day or two bring out the culprits to justice as they have got some strong leads towards finding the murderers.

Eight different teams have been assigned to puzzle out the murder case along with probe into terror aspects of the murder, involvement of fake currencies, narcotics smugglers and active and pro-active hawala traders in West UP.

“We tried to find out if the terror outfits retaliated with eliminating a proficient officer”, said a police officer but they haven’t had enough evidences to prove the same.

Personal enmity can be narrowed as the shooters fired 24 bullets at Ahmad along though the vehicle he was travelling in had his wife and two children seated at the rear seat. His wife might have accidentally been fired as she was seated at the front seat along with her husband.

Ahmad’s wife is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Noida. Her condition is critically stable. Rumours had spread that she died but doctors at  Fortis Hospital in sector 62, Noida said that she was stable and responding positively to the treatment in Intensive Care Unit.

40 year old Farzana, was brought to Fortis Hospital with four bullet injuries. The hospital sources said that she was hit in her abdomen and leg. One of the bullets has pierced through her intestine, and a surgery was performed immediately after she was brought to the hospital emergency unit.

“On Monday the police team scanned the video footage of the wedding but family members failed to identify two persons present in the wedding. Now, one person has been identified as Aarshi, a family friend. The identification of the second person is yet to be established,” said SP Subhash Singh Baghel.

Tanzil’s family had property disputes at the village and lately he had been visiting his village frequently to settle the issues. It was his family members who identified one person in the wedding video footage. The second person’s identity still remains unknown.