NEW DELHI: NIA officer Mohammad Tanzil Ahmad, who was gunned down near UP’s Bijnor, was initially posted with the agency’s intelligence wing and later in its investigation department. Ahmad had been working with the NIA since 2010.
Commenting on the gruesome attack, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in Lucknow, “Whatever necessary is being done. We are talking (to NIA officials).”
NIA spokesperson Sanjeev Kumar said, “The assailants came on bikes and opened fire from close range on Ahmad near Sahaspur town. He was an inspector with the NIA but with BSF he was assistant commandant.”
The agency in a statement said, “One of our very brave officers Mohammad Tanzil Ahmad had gone to his home to attend a function last night. When he was coming back from the function, a planned attack took place and he was fired upon. He was killed in the firing while his wife was injured. She has been admitted to Fortis Hospital, Noida.”
Additional Director General of Police Daljit Chowdhry said, “A very serious offence has taken place in the district. The body has been sent for post-mortem.”
He further stated they are trying to identify the accused and ascertain the motive, adding that that they are also trying to determine whether the 9 mm pistol used for the crime was country-made or factory-made.