Murder of National Investigation Agency officer leads to death sentence for two in UP

Muneer and Rehan were sentenced to death by a local court in Uttar Pradesh for killing a National Investigation Officer (NIA) in 2016.

NIA officer Tanzil Ahmad was shot 21 times by bike-borne miscreants on April 3, 2016, while he was returning to New Delhi after attending his nephew’s wedding in Bijnor.

During Ahmad’s time with the NIA, he participated in both the investigation of the Pathankot terror attack and the investigation of SIMI and IM cases.

Muneer followed Ahmad while he returned home to Sahaspur village in Bijnor district with his family on the night between April 2 and 3. Ahmad had attended his niece’s wedding in another village on the intervening night of April 2 and 3.

During the attack, the attackers overtook Ahmed’s vehicle at Sahaspur village and Muneer allegedly shot at him and his wife. Ten days later, Farzana died after suffering injuries at AIIMS.

The case, which lasted for six years, involved 19 witnesses, according to District Government Advocate Varun Kumar.

Muneer is included in the top 10 most wanted criminals in Uttar Pradesh and has 33 cases pending against him in Delhi and other parts of the state.

A domestic dispute was cited as the motive behind the crime by police after the arrests.

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