Lucknow: Five days after the killing of NIA officer Tanzil Ahmed, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has accused Uttar Pradesh Police of talking in "too many voices" on the incident and not being "anywhere near cracking the case".
State BJP spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak while raising questions on the efficiency of the police force said even after five days, police officials were engaged in throwing up possibilities rather than coming out with a definitive answer on the killing.
"While we understand that the line of probe is not revealed in public, it is unfortunate that while some officials are attributing the killing to a property dispute, others are adding a terror angle and now lately the media is being selectively told of the murder having its genesis in a love angle between a relative of the NIA official and the alleged murderer Muneer," he said.
Questionably, the police is actually speaking in too many voices, not only on the motive but also on the action so far.
A senior inspector general level official two days back had announced that two people have been arrested in the case but the director general of police (DGP) Javeed Ahmad has now said that no arrests have been made so far and that two people have been detained and more than 100 questioned.
The NIA deputy superintendent police was killed on Sunday while he was on his way back from Bijnor, his native place, after attending a family wedding.
He was shot 21 times by bike-borne assailants and his wife sustained four gun shot wounds. His two children were unhurt. Ahmed's wife is admitted to a Noida hospital.