Najeeb Ahmed row: 600 Delhi policemen reach JNU campus, conduct search to trace missing student
A team of Delhi police crime branch reached the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus on Monday with sniffer dogs in search of missing student Najeeb Ahmed who had disappeared from the campus in October this year.
New Delhi: A team of Delhi police crime branch reached the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus on Monday with sniffer dogs in search of missing student Najeeb Ahmed who had disappeared from the campus in October this year.
As per the report, at least 600 policemen reached the campus today including team members of Special Cell of Delhi Police.
On December 14, a bench of justices GS Sistani and Vinod Goel had asked Delhi Police to take all necessary steps without further loss of time to trace out the student - Najeeb Ahmed, saying there has been a delay in recording statements of some students suspected of thrashing him a day before his disappearance.
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and its student union JNUSU were asked by the bench to file affidavits in two days stating they have no objection to the 'thorough search' and that all assistance would be provided to the police.
The court also said the police was free to search Jamia Millia University also if required. In case of any resistance or objection to it from the varsity or its students, the agency could approach the court for permission.
The bench said it was not concerned about which students union did what and it was not on a fact-finding mission regarding what JNU did wrong or right. "We are only concerned with where he has vanished," it said.
The directions came on the habeas corpus plea by Najeeb's mother, Fatima Nafees, who has moved the court to trace out her son. The matter was listed for further hearing on December 22.
Najeeb Ahmed has been missing since the intervening night of October 14-15, hours after getting into a brawl with some members of ABVP.
Meanwhile, JNU told the court that a search operation of the campus was carried out by its security guards along with the police, but the cops said they only searched the open areas and were restricted from entering other parts of the varsity.
On November 28, the High Court had sternly asked the city police to 'cut across all political barriers' and find Najeeb.