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NIA officer’s murder case likely to be solved soon: UP DGP

india Updated: Apr 09, 2016 09:24 IST
S Raju
S Raju
Hindustan Times
Tanzil Ahmed murder

Bhopal, India - April 6, 2016:Youth Congress workers paying tribute to NIA officer Mohammed Tanzil Ahmed during a condolence meeting at PCC office in Bhopal, India.(Mujeeb Faruqui/ HT Photo)

Uttar Pradesh DGP Javeed Ahmad on Friday said that over 100 persons have been interrogated following raids at several places in connection with NIA officer Tanzil Ahmed’s murder but no arrests have been made so far.

Ahmad, who was in Bijnor and Sahaspur to review the progress of investigation in the murder, also said that the case was likely to be solved soon.

He said many of those who have been questioned had provided “valuable” information about the incident which will play an important role in solving the case.

“There is no time limit fixed for the investigation but the truth will come out soon,” he said, adding the police is questioning all the suspects named by the family members of the National Investigating Agency (NIA) officer.

A day after Tanzil’s kin trashed the UP police’s claim that property dispute was the main reason behind the murder, the DGP met Ahmed’s family members at Police Lines and said that a genuine probe was being conducted to solve the case.

Ahmed refused to comment on reports in the media about the arrest of two suspects-- Muneer and Tanzil’s relative Rehan.

Meanwhile, a few locals in Sahaspur protested against the UP police accusing it of implicating the NIA officer’s relative, Rehan, in the murder.

Tanzil Ahmed, probing terror cases related to Indian Mujahideen, was shot dead on April 3 by two unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants who also wounded his wife when they were returning home from a wedding near Bijnor.