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CBI seeks more time to investigate missing JNU student's case

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The (CBI) on Monday told the High that it has been investigating the case of missing Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmed, for merely a month and requires more time to investigate it.

A division bench of Justice G.S. Sistani and Justice Chander Shekhar asked the to file status report on the progress of the case and posted the matter for August 8 after the agency sought more time.

The High on May 16 had asked the to probe the case of Najeeb Ahmed, who has been untraced since he disappeared nine months ago after an alleged altercation with ABVP members.

The had handed over the case to the with immediate effect, after the Police Crime Branch said it has no objection if the transfers the case to another probe agency.

The has been hearing a habeas corpus plea filed by Fatima Nafees, Najeeb Ahmed's mother, that her son be produced by police and the government before the

Najeeb, 27, a first year M.Sc. student, went missing from his JNU hostel on the night of October 14-15 last year, allegedly after a row with members of RSS' student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

The ABVP has denied any involvement in his disappearance.

The counsel of Najeeb's mother had said that the nine suspected students, who assaulted and threatened Najeeb before he went missing, were given "VIP treatment" by the Police and their custodial interrogation was not taken till date. He said there have been delays at every level and various lapses in the probe of Police.

Earlier, the had pulled up police for not questioning the nine students on the first day and for not taking them into custody.

The nine students have neither given their consent nor refusal for a lie detector test in the case. The had said that it can not force them to take the polygraph test but they themselves should come forward and give consent.

--IANS

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