Uttar Pradesh police on Thursday said a relative had admitted to shooting National Investigation Agency officer Mohammad Tanzil during questioning, The Times of India reported. The officer's relative Rehan Mohammad had been detained by police and was reportedly “angry with the NIA officer for bullying and humiliating his family”. Police told The Times of India that Mohammad also admitted to riding the bike – that investigators recovered – while an accomplice shot at Tanzil last Sunday. Officials are still looking for his accomplice, Munir. Tanzil was shot at near his hometown in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor, while returning from a wedding on Sunday. His wife Farzana also sustained injuries and continues to be in critical condition at a hospital in Noida.

State police said Rehan Mohammad reportedly also said that the NIA officer had used his influence to get a large share of family property, and often humiliated Mohammad’s father and brothers. Superintendent of Police, Bijnor, SS Baghel said that six persons have been detained for questioning in the murder, and more people will be interrogated. However, there is still no tangible information regarding the disputed property that led to the murder. Police also do not know why Munir shot at the NIA officer 21 times.