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Condition of NIA officer's widow remains critical, say Fortis doctors

ANI  |  Noida 

The medical condition of the widow of former Investigation Agency (NIA) Deputy Superintendent Mohammad Tanzil Ahmed, remained critical on Tuesday, days after she and her husband were shot at by motorcycle-riding unknown assailants.

In a medical bulletin issued today, Fortis Hospital, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, said,

"Our doctors are closely monitoring the patient and are doing their best. The condition of the patient however continues to be critical."

Ahmed, 49, was shot dead past midnight Saturday by unidentified men at Sahaspur in Bijnor district of western Uttar Pradesh. Police said his body bore 22 bullet injuries.

He was returning from a family wedding along with his wife and two children when the attack took place.

An Assistant Commandant with the BSF on deputation to the NIA, Ahmed had proceeded on leave on April 1 after completing his job as the liaison officer for the five-member Pakistan Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that was in Delhi to probe the Pathankot attack, NIA sources said.

Shortly before 1 a.m., two men on a motorcycle stopped Ahmed's Wagon R car near the Sahaspur police post and opened fire. His wife too sustained serious injuries. She was shot four times. His teenaged son and daughter were in the rear of the car.

NIA Inspector General Sanjeev Singh said the attack on Ahmed and his family was a planned one.

First Published: Tue, April 05 2016. 18:46 IST