Investigating all possible angles including terror in Tanzil Ahmad murder case: NIA IG

More than 24 hours have passed since the National Investigation Agency (NIA) officer was gunned down by two unknown assailants on Sunday early morning near Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh, the high-profile investigation of UP Police STF and NIA has failed to find any leads.

Investigating all possible angles including terror in Tanzil Ahmad murder case: NIA IG

New Delhi: After over 24 hours when one of its officer was gunned down by unknown assailants in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor on Sunday early morning, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday said that it is investigating all possible angles into the murder of its officer Mohd Tanzil Ahmad. 

"We are investigating all possible angle in killing of NIA officer Mohammad Tanzil in Bijnor including terror," said NIA IG, Sanjeev Kumar.

Mohd Tanzil Ahmad, a NIA officer probing terror cases related to Indian Mujahideen, was shot over 20 times on Sunday early morning. Ahmad's wife Farzana had also suffered four bullet shots during the incident. She is now out of danger.  

Ahmad was returning home in Sahaspur village of Bijnor district with his family after attending his niece's wedding in another nearby village in the same district, which is about 150 km from Delhi.

Police termed the killing of Ahmad, posted as Inspector initially with the NIA's intelligence wing and later in its investigation department, as a "planned attack" and did not rule out the possibilityy of a terror angle behind the shootout.

In a "planned attack", the killers pumped 24 bullets at 45-year-old Mohd Tanzil Ahmad and four at his wife Farzana, as their daughter, 14, and son, 12, watched the gruesome incident from the back seat of the Wagon-R car they were travelling in, police said, adding the children were not injured.