Killed NIA officer Tanzeel Ahmed for not returning looted Rs 82 lakhs, says prime accused Muneer
Muner, the prime accused in NIA Deputy Superintendent Tanzeel Ahmed murder case, has revealed that he killed the officer for not “returning” his looted money Rs 82 lakh.
According to a report in The Indian Express, Muneer, during the interrogation, said that he was forced to give the money, looted from two separate incidents, to Ahmed as he was aware of the robbery incidents.
Muneer, who was arrested on June 28, told the police that he gave Ahmed Rs 60 lakh to purchase a flat in Delhi and Rs 22 lakh to buy a pistol but the officer did not kept his promise and started passing information about the gang to police.
The amount given to Ahmed for the purpose of purchasing a property in the capital was part of Rs 1.5 crore ATM robbery which had taken place in north Delhi’s Roop Nagar in November, 2014, police said, adding that Rs 22 lakh was from the Rs91-lakh robbery carried out by Muneer in Dhampur area of Bijnor on December 28, 2015.
Muneer claimed that he had given the money to Ahmed at his house in Delhi.
SP Umesh Kumar Srivastava said that the dispute between Ahmed and Muneer began when the former did not purchase the flat or the pistol for the gangster.
“Muneer kept asking Ahmed to return his money. He also started suspecting that Ahmed was passing information about him and his associates to the police,” Srivastava said.
Srivastava also informed that they are trying to confirm Muneer’s claim that Ahmed had asked him to kill a Muslim cleric in Muzaffarnagar.
Earlier this week, police took Muneer to Lucknow to recover a pistol he was carrying with him at the time of the NIA officer’s murder.
The NIA official was shot 21 times when he was driving back home from a family wedding in Bijnor in April this year. He died on the spot. Initially, it was believed that the killing had a terror angle as Ahmed was involved in some sensitive cases, including the Pathankot terror attack probe.