Delhi govt to give Rs 1 crore to kin of slain NIA officer

Delhi govt to give Rs 1 crore to kin of slain NIA officer

Delhi government on Sunday announced Rs one crore compensation to the kin of an NIA officer who was shot dead by two unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants who also wounded his wife when they were returning home from a wedding in UP’s Bijnor town.

“Delhi government will give Rs one crore compensation to the family of NIA officer Mohd Tanzil Ahmad as part of its policy,” said a Delhi government official.

He is being given compensation as the officer was residing in Delhi. Later, Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra also thanked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for announcing a compensation of Rs one crore to the officer’s kin.

“Thank you Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for announcing a compensation to the kin of slain NIA officer,” Mishra twitted.

Meanwhile, a team of Delhi Police Special Cell was today sent to Bijnor hours after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) officer was shot dead.

The team, comprising three officials, was sent this morning to take stock of the situation, a senior police officer said.

Delhi Police Special Cell is so far not connected with the investigation and the visit was informal, sources said.

The details collected by the team will be dealt with utmost confidentiality in view of the sensitivity of the matter, the officer said.

According to police, in a “planned attack”, the killers pumped 24 bullets into 45-year-old Mohd Tanzil Ahmad and four into his wife Farzana, as their daughter, 14, and son, 12, watched the gruesome incident from the back seat of the car they were travelling in. The children were not injured.

NIA IG Sanjeev Kumar later said Farzana was “out of danger. There is no damage to her vital organs. She is recovering”.

The incident took place at around 12:45 AM when Ahmed, earlier posted as an assistant commandant in BSF and on deputation to NIA, was returning to his home in Sahaspur village of Bijnor district with his family after attending his niece’s wedding in another nearby village in the same district, which is about 150 km from Delhi.

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