The mysterious disappearance of JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, who went missing after an altercation with the RSS student wing ABVP on the campus on the night of October 14, 2016 has been trasferred to CBI by the Delhi High Court on Tuesday.
The bench of Justices G S Sistani and Rekha Palli said a DIG will investigate into the matter, though several such cases in the past to CBI too elicited little progress. Moreover, the time lapse is more than eight months already and the mother who was running from pillar to post seeking justice remains vividly shaken at the thought of never finding her son, who was a brilliant student of Life Sciences in JNU.
The court had criticised the Delhi Police for what it termed “beating around the bush and not in the bush” as 9 ABVP students of JNU who were suspected to be behind Najeeb’s disappearance were neither questioned, nor taken into custody. The court observed, “if today it is Najeeb, tomorrow it could be anybody, just because he belongs to some other community or a political body”.
Najeeb’s mother, Fatima Nafees, who had knocked the doors of every political leader with tearful eyes, has sought the court to let outside Delhi police officers to investigate into the disappearance of her son. The Delhi Police came under criticism for it was not able to act in time and allowed culprits escape the gallows as it never bothered to even check their SMS messages to track the early leads.
A report in TOI alleged in March this year that Najeeb had browsed ISIS videos before he was allegedly assaulted by some ABVP students but the police denied such baseless claims in TOI report and the mother deneid any truth in such allegations. ABVP in a press release, however, said: “This looks like a communist conspiracy in which Najeeb was made to disappear on the directions of Islamic fundamentalists…and mislead the country.”