The Crime Branch started its probe into the case of missing Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmed. The investigation squad reached JNU on Monday and began searching for Najeeb who went on missing from the campus a day after he was beaten up by a group ABVP workers at his hostel.
The probe by the crime branch starts in the wake of mounting pressure on Delhi police which allegedly took little action to trace him. The Delhi Police had increased the reward from Rs. 2, 00,000 to 5, 00,000 for the person, who provides information about Ahmed.
Last month, JNUSU president Mohit Pandey had said that the police has not taken any action for finding Najeeb.
They have not followed the procedures and responsibilities. Those who had beaten him were not interrogatedJNUSU president Mohit Pandey
Najeeb's family had also alleged the Delhi police of trying to give a different direction to the case after it claimed that Ahmed used to take anti-depressant medicines. His sister sought the Delhi police to not defame him.
We hope the Delhi Police works on the right path to find him and not defame him. Please don’t try to defame Najeeb…The Delhi Police needs to go in the right direction. We have also requested for a CBI probeNajeeb’s sister
The first year M.Sc Biotechnology student was reportedly slapped on 14 October and has been missing from the next day.
A police complaint was lodged under Section 365 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine a person.
Since then, there had been a widespread protest in the campus against ABVP workers and JNU administration.