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Tanzil Ahmad

Our person of the week is Martyr Tanzil Ahmad, a 45-year-old Deputy Superintendent of National Investigation Agency (NIA) who was shot dead by two unidentified masked men near his ancestral house in Bijnore, Uttar Pradesh on April 03, 2016.

He was driving his car towards his house after a wedding, and had slowed down due to potholes, according to Daljeet Singh Chaudhary, ADG, Law and Order, Uttar Pradesh. He said in a quote to The Hindu, “The two assailants pulled up near his car and shot at him 24 times. It was a planned attack. Two bullets hit his wife, who also died yesterday. Doctors at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences’ Trauma Centre yesterday announced Farzana Khatoon’s (wife) death. There was no attempt to harm the children.

In 1991, Ahmad joined the Border Security Force (BSF), and had served his post at places along the Western and Eastern coasts. In 2009, he was deputed from the BSF and joined the team at NIA when it was formed following the Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks.

Ahmad has been involved in many investigations with his team, including cases related to the investigation of the Indian Mujahideen, which led to leader Yasin Bhatkal’s arrest in 2013, the Vardhaman blasts, and the infamous fake currency racket. His investigations helped bust the ISIS network within India, which led to many arrests.

Uttar Hamara salutes to Martyr Tanzil Ahmad, who sacrificed his life for taking up and confronting high profile criminal cases.

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