The prime accused in the murder of NIA officer Tanzeel Ahmed, Muneer, has revealed during interrogation that he killed Ahmed as the former wasn't returning his Rs 82 lakh.
According to an Indian Express report, Muneer had stolen Rs 82 lakh in two separate incidents. However, he had to give the money to Ahmed as the latter was allegedly aware of the robberies.
The accused, who was arrested on 28 June, revealed that he had given the money to Ahmed for purchasing a flat in Delhi and buying a pistol. However, the officer didn't do either and instead started tipping the police off about Muneer's gang.
The amount given to Ahmed to buy a property in Delhi was a part of the Rs 1.5 crore ATM robbery which had taken place in north Delhi's Roop Nagar in November 2014, the police said. The other incident was the Rs 91 lakh robbery carried out by Muneer in Dhampur area of Bijnor on 28 December, 2015.
Muneer claimed that he had given the money to Ahmed at his house in Delhi.
According to the report, the police said that the tiff between Ahmed and Muneer began when the former did not purchase the flat or the pistol for the gangster.
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.
Ahmed was shot 21 times while he was returning from a family wedding in Bijnor in April 2016.