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CBI ends search for missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, files closure report

The closure report was filed by the CBI in Najeeb Ahmed case after the Delhi High Court allowed it for the same last week.

CBI ends search for missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, files closure report

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday filed a closure report in the case of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmed, who has been missing since 2016, news agency PTI said quoting officials. The closure report was filed at the Patiala House Court in the national capital and the court is expected to consider the report on November 29.

The closure report was filed by the agency after the Delhi High Court allowed it for the same last week.

The Delhi High Court had, however, said that Najeeb’s mother Fatima Nafees could move the trial court a status report in the case.

Ahmed had gone missing from the Mahi-Mandvi hostel of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on October 15, 2016, following a scuffle with some other students, allegedly affiliated to the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the previous night.

The CBI had earlier told the court that after probing the case, it has decided to file a closure report. The central agency claimed that after examining the case from all angles, it does not think that any offence was committed against the missing person.

The CBI had on September 4 told the court that it had not filed the closure report yet before the trial court concerned as it wanted to first bring it to the knowledge of the high court.

However, objecting to the CBI report, Najeeb's mother had told the court that it was a "political case" and that the "CBI has succumbed to the pressure of its masters". Senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, appearing for Ahmed's mother, had said that neither the CBI has done its best in the case nor has it probed the matter in a fair manner.

The petitioner had also sought setting up of an SIT comprising independent experts to enquire into the matter.

Ahmed's mother had moved the high court on November 25, 2016, seeking directions to the police to trace her son. However, as the Delhi Police remained clueless about his whereabouts even seven months after he went missing, the probe was handed over to the CBI on May 16 last year.

(With agency Inputs)