New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday came down on the state police for remaining clueless about missing Jawaharlal Nehru University student Najeeb Ahmed, asking how can a man just 'vanish suddenly'.
The HC bench comprising of Justice GS Sistani and Justice Vinod Goel said, "It is over 50 days still Delhi Police do not know about his wherebouts. How can a man just vanish suddenly and police have no clue about it. Even if we think of the worst, something has to be found out. We are pained that the missing person has not been traced till date."
Ahmed has remained untraceble since 55 days.
His mother Fatima Nafees had on November 26 moved the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to the government and police to produce him before the court. Before approaching the court, Nafees had met Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who had assured her of his intervention to find out the youth.
Delhi Police has also raised the reward amount from Rs 50,000 to Rs 5 lakh for anyone providing information that could help locate Ahmed.
Following Ahmed’s disappearance, JNU students and teachers have been protesting against the university administration and Delhi Police.
In October, the Delhi Police had set up an SIT on the orders of Union home minister Rajnath Singh. The case was later transferred to the crime branch.
Najeeb, a student of school of biotechnology and a native of Badaun in Uttar Pradesh, went missing from the hostel on October 15 a day after an alleged scuffle with the members of ABVP.