Property dispute is likely to be the reason behind the killing of NIA officer Mohammed Tanzil Ahmed, who was murdered on Sunday early morning after being shot by two motorcycle borne criminals while heading back to his house in UP’s Sahaspur.

According to officials conducting the investigation, they have also identified a person, Muneer, who has criminal record, as the likely killer of Tanzil Ahmed. Sources said Muneer, a resident of Seohara town in Bijnor district, eliminated Ahmed because of some property dispute.

“We have already dispatched police teams to different locations to nab him,” Omkar Singh, DIG of Moradabad range, said. The police has also have recovered a red Pulsar motorcycle from Bareilly which was used in committing the crime.

Two gunmen, who were riding on a motorcycle had fired more than 20 bullets at Ahmed’s Wagon R car when he was returning home from a wedding at Seohara in Bijnor district on Sunday with his 40-year-old wife Farzana, daughter Jumnish and son Sahbagh. Ahmed’s wife, with bullets in her stomach and legs, is undergoing treatment at a Noida hospital. The children escaped unharmed as they ducked behind the seats.

Muneer’s name had surfaced during the interrogation of the suspects who were detained by the police on Wednesday after raiding their hideouts in Bijnor, Aligarh, Sambhal and Bulandshahar districts. Sources said Muneer came in contact with Ahmed as they belonged to the same town and later developed enmity over some property dispute.


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