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Delhi HC asks CBI to probe missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmad case

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The High on Tuesday transferred to the the case of missing Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmad, who has been missing since October last year.

A division bench of Justice G.S. Sistani and Justice Rekha Palli handed over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) with immediate effect, after the Police said it has no objection if the transfers the case to another probe agency.

The directed that further investigation be carried out by the under the supervision of an officer not lower than the rank of DIG.

Police said it has carried out the investigation in fair manner and made a pan India search for Ahmad, but he could not be traced.

The court's direction came while hearing a habeas corpus plea filed by Fatima Nafees, Najeeb Ahmad'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.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 13:18 IST
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