New Delhi: In a major breakthrough, the Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday arrested one person in connection with the sensational murder of National Investigation Agency (NIA) Mohammad Tanzil Ahmed.
According to IBN, the UP Police made the arrest based on the inputs provided by the local intelligence unit.
According to UP Police, which is very close to resolving the NIA officer's murder mystery, a core member of Tanzil Ahmed's family executed the murder with the help of a contract killer.
As per reports, the NIA officer was murdered over property disputes. The investigation so far has revealed that Tanzil Ahmed went back on his promise to pay commission over a property deal, which irked his family member since he had cracked the deal.
The UP Police is also hopeful of arresting the assassins soon and solving the case in next few hours.
Additional Director General (Law and Order) Daljeet Chowdhary had earlier told the media that the slain officer had some ''personal as well as professional matters'', adding separate teams of ATS, STF and U.P Police have been constituted to inquire into the same.
"We are gradually zeroing-in on some personal matters. Analysis of evidence collected by the forensic science and questioning of people are leading us to a personal matter of the slain officer that can be a reason behind his murder. We hope soon we will work out the case and arrest the accused," he added.
When asked about the two people earlier traced by the police in connection with this case, Chowdhary said the investigation found them not to be involved in the NIA officer's murder case in any way.
Responding to a question if the investigators had dropped the terrorism angle in the murder, Chowdhary said, "We are looking into terrorism issue as well. An ATS team is working on it with the help of other agencies, but as of now the probe point at some personal matter and we will soon unveil it."
Talking about the killers, he said there were two motorcycle-borne masked assailants - one was riding the motorcycle while another fired the shots.
The DG (Law and Oder), however, refused to answer whether the police had identified the assailants or their gang.
Speaking about the health of the slain officer's wife, he said she is still critical.
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 in a village under Syohra Police Station area late in the night of April 2. The NIA officer died on the spot, while his wife was rushed to Fortis Hospital in Noida.
The police are trying to identify the assailants against whom a case has been registered at the Syohra Police Station and find out the motive behind the killing.