NIA Officer Investigating Pathankot Attack Shot Dead in Hometown

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A National Investigation Agency (NIA) Officer Mohammad Tanzil was shot dead by two unidentified attackers near his hometown- Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday night around 1:30 a.m. as the sources said.

Officer Tanzil was returning from a marriage function along with his wife and two children when they were confronted by two unidentified armed assailants near his residence in Sahaspur locality under the Sheohara police station. The unidentified gunmen came on motorcycles, shot the deceased Officer Tanzil 21 times while injuring his wife critically. Both the children were left unharmed. According to sources, the suspects were following the Officer and his family and this was a planned attack.
The officer succumbed to injuries on way to the hospital, whereas the critically injured wife was rushed to hospital for an undergoing surgery and medical supervision.

“He along with his wife and kids was returning from the wedding of his niece when two unidentified bike-borne gunmen stopped his car and shot at him multiple times. He was declared dead at a nearby hospital,” Rajkumar, SHO, Bijnor, said.

Aftermath of this murder is that NIA deployed a team led by Deputy Inspector General from Lucknow to probe the officer’s murder.

The point that raises eyebrows is that this attack happened after the five day long Pakistan Joint Investigation Team’s investigation of the January 2nd attack on Pathankot Airbase.

However, there are many possibilities which led to this brutal assault and murder of Officer Tanzil. The investigations are underway to find out the exact cause of this attack.Tanzil

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