After a two month chase the Uttar Pradesh police have arrested Muneer, the main accused in the murder of NIA officer Tenzil Ahmed. The UP police which had zeroed in on his location finally managed to apprehend the accused in the state.
The arrest of Muneer signals the cracking of the case. All other accused in connection with this case had been arrested and Muneer was the only one remaining. He is currently being questioned by the Special Task Force of the Uttar Pradesh police.
The police had zeroed in on his location a month back. The location of Muneer was revealed by his close aide, Atiullah. The UP police had found the location of Muneer by June 9 itself. Atiullah who had been a close aide of
Muneer had splilled the details and also informed the police
about the manner in which the gang operated.
During the course of the interrogation, Atiuallah has told the police that Muneer had visited him in March, the same month that the officer was murdered.
Atiuallah had been on the run since 2015 September ever since the murder of a student of the Aligarh Muslim University. After that the duo had not interacted much barring one meeting in Nepal. However according to Atiuallah, he had visited Muneer once again in the month of March.
Munir has been termed as the main accused in the case. There are a few motives that the police had attributed to this murder. While one angle was a property dispute, the other was personal rivalry. It may be recalled some members of Tenzil Ahmed's family too had been arrested earlier.
The police learnt that Munir had nurtured a grudge against the officer. Munir a resident of Bijnor was accused of murder. The NIA officer is said to have passed on information regarding his location to the UP police which forced him to flee the place and take shelter in Old Delhi.
During the probe the police also learnt that one of the officer's relatives Rehan too nurtured a grudge. He had told the police that he was humiliated by the officer. He said that he had taken the help of Munir to murder the officer. Munir was riding pillion and shot at the officer.