NIA Tanzil Ahmed murder case: Uttar Pradesh Police makes first arrest, says report

Lucknow: One person has been arrested in the case of the murder of NIA officer Mohammed Tanzil Ahmed, reports CNN-IBN. Citing sources, the report says that the arrested person is a relative of the NIA officer. The report also says that Ahmed was killed as he went back on his promise to pay commission on a property deal.

The murder itself was committed by a hitman and the police used the help of local intelligence. The police is hoping to make a second arrest soon.

There were reports earlier in the day that some “personal matter” may have been the reason behind the killing of National Investigation Agency (NIA) officer Tanzil Ahmed, according to Uttar Pradesh police which on Wednesday claimed to have zeroed in on certain links and hoped to crack the case at the earliest. “Data of his mobile phone, which was damaged in firing, has been recovered,” IG (Economic Offence Wing) Deepak Ratan told reporters here.
“We are gradually zeroing in on certain links, especially some personal matters and are assessing forensic evidences. There are certain things which are indicating towards a personal matter,” ADG (Law and Order) Daljeet Singh Chaudhary said, adding “We are hopeful to work out the case at the earliest.”
On being asked about terror angle, the ADG said, “We are taking terror angle in full cognizance and a senior level ATS team with the help of other agencies are working. But as of now, it indicates personal matter, which is being probed extensively.”
He said, “There were several matters, including professional and personal for which different teams have been constituted and are investigating them.” Chaudhary had said yesterday that the two unidentified persons, seen in a video footage, were not suspects in the murder.
With agency inputs.