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HC rebukes CBI for no fresh report in missing student case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The High today pulled up the for filing the same report regarding its probe into disappearance of JNU student Najeeb Ahmad that was placed on record last time, saying that the case was "not transferred to the agency for fun".

"There is nothing new. It is the same report of July 17. We did not adjourn matter on that date to examine this two- and-a-half page scrap today," a bench of Justices G S Sistani and Chander Shekhar said to the agency.

It directed the to file a fresh status report before the next date of hearing on September 6.

"We have not transferred the matter to the for fun," the bench said, adding that the July 17 report only showed "cosmetic steps" being taken by the agency.

The bench said it lists matters for hearing "at the cost of others".

"What was the idea of listing it today? Just to say the report has been filed," it asked the CBI.

During the hearing, the bench asked CBI what happened in the interrogation of the persons accused of assaulting the missing student the night before his disappearance.

The agency replied it will indicate the same in its status report.

The CBI also said there was progress in its investigation and it was sure it will "crack the case", but added that it would take some time.

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First Published: Tue, August 08 2017. 14:57 IST