New Delhi, Apr 22: The investigation into the murder of NIA officer, Tenzil Ahmed seems to have hit a dead end. The Uttar Pradesh police which is probing this case had almost concluded that the death was due to a property dispute.
The NIA and the family members are however not convinced and say that since he was handling such high profile cases, the terror angle must be explored too.
NIA officer Tenzil Ahmed was shot dead by two persons when he returning from a family function at Bijnor, UP on April 3. His wife who was also hit by bullets passed away last week at a hospital in Delhi. The two children in the car however escaped unhurt.
However the UP police who had claimed to have cracked the case now say that for the exact details to emerge, they would need to arrest Muneer, who is considered as the prime suspect in the case. The NIA however feels that the UP police can do more in a bid to speed up the probe.
Not ruling out a terror link:
An NIA official tells OneIndia that they are not ruling out a terror link. We are providing all assistance possible to the Uttar Pradesh police. However they should probe more instead of coming to early conclusions the officer also informed. We want the UP police to speak with the two children of the officer.
The children have been visiting the NIA office in Delhi. The children will be able to give their version of the story, the officer says. The UP police is likely to visit the NIA office in Delhi and speak with the children. We want the children to feel comfortable and hence had told the UP police to visit the NIA office.
For this probe to reach its logical conclusion it is necessary that every angle is probed. Moreover the NIA and the UP police need to be on the same page and not hurriedly come to conclusions, the officer noted.
The priority would be to conduct a more serious search and nab Muneer who is believed to have links with criminal outfits. Muneer himself is accused of murder and had to flee Bijnor after Ahmed informed the cops about his whereabouts.
The NIA also feels that if the probe fizzles out it would set a bad precedent. NIA officials undertake a very risky job involving terrorists and their organisations. If the probe fizzles out, it could set a very bad precedent, the NIA official feels.