Following the Delhi High Court order, about 600 Delhi Policemen and with sniffer dogs and mounted police searched on Monday two-thirds of JNU campus, hostels and residential areas looking for any trace of missing student Najeeb Ahmed who went missing on October 15, 2016.
While rest of the area will be covered on Tuesday, the sniffer dogs could not trace any clue beyond the premises of Mahi-Mandvi hostel where Najeeb stayed.
The search operation involved two DCPs, 12 ACPs, 30 inspectors and 60 sub inspectors of Delhi Police along with hundreds of constables. A reward of Rs 10 lakh has been announced by Delhi Police on any information leading to any trace about Najeeb.
Najeeb’s mother Fatima Nafees said,”They should have carried out this search immediately after Najeeb went missing. Now it is useless. I appeal to police to bring back my son.”
Earlier, the Delhi High Court directed Delhi Police to scan the entire JNU campus including hostels, classrooms as well as rooftops of the buildings. It has asked the JNU Students Union(JNUSU) to furnish affidavit extending its cooperation to the search operation.
After the search operation, JNUSU said, “Sixty five days of Najeeb’s disappearance, what did Delhi Police do? In last 3 hearings in the court counsel for crime branch himself accepted that there has been delay by Delhi Police in searching Najeeb.” It added that the Delhi Police is merely paying a “lip service” and carrying out “absurd exercises” with “clueless methodology.”