NIA Officer Shot Dead, Wife Injured by Unidentified Killers

The killers pumped as many as 24 bullets into the officer as their children watched from the back seat of the car.

Published: 03rd April 2016 09:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd April 2016 08:12 PM   |  A+A-

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File photo of National Investigation Agency NIA officer Mohammad Tanzil who was shot dead by two unidentified attackers near his hometown Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh on late Saturday night. Tanzil was returning from a function with his wife and two children w


BIJNOR/NEW DELHI: A National Investigation Agency (NIA) officer, probing terror cases related to Indian Mujahideen, was today shot dead by two unidentified motorcycle -borne assailants who also wounded his wife when they were returning home from a wedding near UP's Bijnor town.

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.

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Late in the evening, NIA IG Sanjeev Kumar said Farzana was "out of danger. There is no damage to her vital organs. She is recovering".

"Ahmad was a brave officer who never hesitated in taking up any challenge. It is a big loss to NIA. We will rise to the occasion and both NIA as well as UP police has taken this as a challenge to bring the culprits before the law," he said.

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.  


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