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JNU students protest outside police headquarters

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students on Friday staged a protest outside the Delhi Police headquarters at ITO against alleged police inaction in the case of disappearance of JNU student Najeeb Ahmed.

The students demanded that the status of the probe by Special Investigation Team (SIT) be made public and asked why the police has not yet examined the records and CCTV recordings of vehicles entering the JNU campus on the day Ahmed went missing.

They also wondered why the police have not yet questioned the alleged "goons" who beat up Ahmed.

Ahmed went missing on the night of October 14 after he was beaten up allegedly by some members of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

A police complaint was filed and a Proctorial inquiry was initiated by the university. The police later formed an SIT to trace Ahmed.

Around 200 to 250 JNU students took part in the protest which started at 4.30 p.m. The police declared the protest illegal and warned the students to disperse.

The police barricaded the road outside the headquarters causing a massive traffic jam.

A student delegation, led by JNU Students Union (JNUSU) President Mohit Pandey, went into the headquarters to have deliberations on their demands with police officials.

Another student body named Students Islamic Organisation (SIO) also took part in the protest.

Students made attempts to remove the barricade but relented after JNUSU President Mohit Pandey pleaded with them not to resort to such actions and protest only peacefully.

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, October 28 2016. 18:38 IST
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