Lucknow, June 16: The Uttar Pradesh police are on the verge of cracking the murder case of NIA officer Tenzil Ahmed. With the arrest of Atiullah, the police are on the verge of nabbing the prime accused Muneer.
On June 9 the police had zeroed in on the locations of Muneer and they say now it is just a matter of time before he too is nabbed.The UP police are currently questioning Atiuallah to get a better understanding of Muneer's gang.
However the police say that they have not yet found any link between Atiuallah and the murder of the NIA officer. 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. The police had last week zeroed in on Muneer's location and suggested that he may be in the Ghaziabad area.
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 the officer.
The police after a chase of nearly two months have finally managed to track the location of Munir. He has been cornered in the Ghaziabad area, police officials say. It is just a matter of time before he is arrested, Superintendent of Police, Umesh Shrivastava informed.