JNU Student Najeeb Ahmad’s Mother
The Delhi Police on Sunday detained missing Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmad’s mother, sister, and relatives along with 300 other JNU students outside the National Archives of India office. They had gathered at a place for a protest at India Gate, which was called for by the JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU).
All of them were arrested before they could start the protest. Najeeb’s mother, Fatima Nafees, was taken to Mayapuri police station, while other family members were taken to Mandir Marg station.
There were major allegations against the police that they had manhandled the people who were detained. Video evidence also surfaced showing how Najeeb’s mother and sister were treated with disdain.
Nafees told The Indian Express, “It has been 24 days and they have not been able to find my son. Instead, they are detaining innocent students. If they had deployed such a huge force to find my son, he would have been found by now.”
However, Fatima and other detainees were released.
The disappearance of Najeeb Ahmad
27-year-old Najeeb Ahmad, a first-year MSc student at the School of Biotechnology in JNU, has been missing from the campus since October 15.
According to reports, Najeeb had gotten into an alleged scuffle with three members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) outside his room at the Mahi-Mandvi Hostel. It has been alleged that he was kidnapped by ABVP members. ABVP has, however, denied any involvement in his disappearance.
The Delhi Police have registered a case under Section 365 of IPC (kidnapping with intent, secretly and wrongfully to confine a person) at the Vasant Kunj North Police Station.
Police have also promised a reward of Rs 50,000 for any information regarding Najeeb’s disappearance.
The students of JNU have been protesting since the day he went missing. They are claiming that proper actions have not been taken against the “culprits” and to find Najeeb.
On Sunday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that President Pranab Mukherjee has promised to seek a report from the Home Ministry on Najeeb’s missing.
The Logical Indian hopes that Najeeb is safe and well, and urges the police to speed up the investigation on his disappearance.