Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday announced financial assistance of Rs 20 lakh for the family of National Investigation Agency (NIA) official Tanzeel Ahmad, who was shot dead by unidentified assailants in the state’s Bijnor.

Expressing sadness at the incident, the chief minister assured the family that the state government was with them in this hour of sorrow. He also directed the director general of police to extend all cooperation to the agencies probing the incident that occurred early Sunday and facilitate investigations so that the culprits behind the heinous crime are brought to justice at the earliest.

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Tanzil Ahmad died after unknown assailants pumped 21 bullets into him while he was returning from a wedding in Bijnor district after midnight on Saturday.

Meanwhile, police continued to probe the incident but there has been no breakthrough.

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