NIA officer Tanzil Ahmad's murder: Motive behind killing was not known to us, say killers Reyan, Junaid

Reyan and Junaid, two of the three killers of NIA officer Tanzil Ahmad, said that the motive behind the murder was not known to them, but at the same time alleged that Ahmad's behavior towards them was not nice.

ANI| Updated: Apr 12, 2016, 16:13 PM IST
NIA officer Tanzil Ahmad's murder: Motive behind killing was not known to us, say killers Reyan, Junaid

Bijnor: Reyan and Junaid, two of the three killers of NIA officer Tanzil Ahmad, said that the motive behind the murder was not known to them, but at the same time alleged that Ahmad's behavior towards them was not nice.

"I didn't know that such thing would happen. He took me along with him. Munir knows the real motive, but Tanzil Ahmad's behaviour towards us was not nice," said Reyan, one of the accused.

Another accused, Junaid, said he had no enmity with Tanzil Ahmad and only helped Munir to commit the crime out of friendship.

Junaid and Reyaan have been placed in UP police custody for the murder of NIA Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammad Tanzil Ahmed.

The state police had earlier announced a reward of Rs.50,000 to anyone providing information on the whereabouts of the main accused Munir.

Tanzil Ahmed, probing terror cases related to the 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.

Inspector General (Bareilly Zone) Vijay Singh had earlier 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.