President Pranab Mukherjee to seek report on missing JNU student: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday that President Pranab Mukherjee had promised to seek a report from the Home Ministry on a JNU student missing for over three weeks.

IANS| Updated: Nov 06, 2016, 16:43 PM IST
President Pranab Mukherjee to seek report on missing JNU student: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday that President Pranab Mukherjee had promised to seek a report from the Home Ministry on a JNU student missing for over three weeks.

The President gave the assurance when the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader called on him, Kejriwal tweeted.

The Chief Minister said he sought the President`s intervention regarding Najeeb Ahmed, who went missing from the Jawaharlal Nehru University on October 15 after a tiff with alleged members of the BJP-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

The ABVP has denied any involvement in his disappearance.

"He (President) assured of all support and (said) he will seek (a) report from MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) and JNU," Kejriwal said.

Meanwhile, JNU students were not allowed to protest at the India Gate memorial in the heart of the capital. Police blocked all roads leading to the World War I monument. 

Kejriwal took to Twitter to protest against the police action. 

"Students were to protest at India Gate for Najeeb. Police blocked all roads to India Gate. Huge inconvenience. Don`t convert Delhi into police state," he said.

The Chief Minister added that if half the number of policemen deployed on Sunday had been utilized to trace Najeeb, he would have been found by now.