Two Detained In NIA Officer Mohammad Tanzil's Murder Case

07/04/2016 10:14 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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NOIDA, INDIA - APRIL 4: Director General Border Security Force (BSF) KK Sharma visits Fortis Hospital where deceased National Investigation Agency (NIA) officer Mohammad Tanzil Ahmed's wife is admitted on April 4, 2016 in Noida, India. The officer, who had handled several cases related to the Indian Mujahideen (IM) including the arrest and probe against its Chief Yasin Bhatkal, was shot dead past midnight Saturday by unidentified men at Sahaspur in Bijnor district of western UP. Police said his body bore 22 bullet injuries. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

BAREILLY -- At least two people have been detained from Bareilly and Sahaspur Districts of Uttar Pradesh in connection with the murder case of National Investigation Agency (NIA) Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammad Tanzil.

According to police sources, the bike used in the murder has also been recovered.

It is also suspected that property dispute could be one of the reasons behind Tanzil's murder.

The Uttar Pradesh Police yesterday said the investigations and analysis of evidences are pointing at some personal angle behind the murder.

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Additional Director General (Law and Order) Daljeet Chowdhary had yesterday told the media that the slain officer had some personal as well as professional matters, adding separate teams of ATS, STF and the Uttar Pradesh Police have been constituted to inquire into the same.

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 2 April. The NIA officer died on the spot, while his wife was rushed to the Fortis Hospital in Noida.

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