India, Bijnor: A Muslim officer, Tanzil Ahmad, posted with the National Investigation Agency (NIA) was shot dead while his wife, Farzana, was seriously injured when unidentified motorcycle-borne miscreants opened fire at them in Bijnore, early Sunday morning. An assistant commandant with Border Security Force (BSF), Tanzil Ahmad (45) was on deputation with the NIA. A Bijnor native, Ahmed was posted as an inspector-rank officer at the NIA headquarters in New Delhi.
Inspector General, Law and Order (UP), Bhagwan Swarup said the incident occurred when Tanzil Ahmad, along with his wife and their two children, were returning home from a marriage ceremony. Tanzil was driving the car. NIA IG Sanjiv Kumar Singh said that Ahmed was killed in a planned attack. Seven empty cartridges of .9mm pistol have been recovered from near the spot. Farzana, who suffered bullet injuries to her stomach, is undergoing treatment in Delhi and doctors stated that her condition is now stable.
Superintendent of Police, Bijnor, Subhash Singh Baghel said, Tanzil came to Bijnor on Friday to take attend a his niece’s marriage. Tanzil’s family lives in Sahaspur village in Bijnor. At around 8.00 pm on Saturday evening, Tanzeel and his family left their home for the marriage function organised at Bandhan Guest House at Sohara village, which is around nine kilometers from their residence. “After attending the function, Tanzil and his family were returning home at around 1.00 am. When their vehicle was around 300 meters away from their residence, two youths on a motorcycle waved their hand. When Tanzil stopped his car, they fired several rounds and escaped. Tanzil and his wife were in the front seat, while his two children, 14 year old daughter and a 12 year old were in the back seat,” the SP said.
Hearing the sound of gunshots, locals rushed to the spot and one of them informed the Bijnor police. A police team was rushed to the spot and the officer along with his wife were rushed to a nearby hosptial where doctors then referred them to Moradabad. Tanzil was declared dead by doctors upon reaching the Moradabad hospital while his wife was referred to Delhi.