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Najeeb's mother holds protest outside CBI hqtr


Press Trust of India New Delhi
Ahead of the hearing of the missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed's case in the Delhi High Court, his mother Fatima Nafees along with a group of supporters today staged a protest near the CBI headquarters here

Police pushed back the protesters who tried to remove barricades and lay seige at the two gates of the CBI building and

"I'm not alone, the entire Hindustan is watching this and is supporting me. People of all religions and brothers and sisters all are with me. You cannot continue this attitude anymore," Nafees told the people who had gathered for the demonstration on the eve of the court hearing.

The protesters and the Delhi Police personnel were involved in scuffles for over two hours after the demonstration began at around 3 pm.

At around 6pm, some of the protesters squatted near the main entrance and stopped officials from exiting. They were later removed by the police.

"No one was detained. Most protesters dispersed by evening and only a few were left at the site," a senior police official said.

Addressing the protesters, Nafees accused the Delhi Police personnel of harassing protesters and calling them "Bangladeshis".

Two of the protesters were taken to a nearby hospital - one due to breathing issues and other for bleeding.

The court had in December last year directed the CBI to expedite the forensic analysis of the seized electronic devices and listed the matter for further hearing on February 27.

A cousin of Najeeb, Sadaf Musharraf said they would not disperse until they get a concrete response from the CBI.

"We do not have any option other than doing this," Musharaff said.

Najeeb (27), a student of M.Sc Biotechnology, went missing from the Mahi-Mandvi hostel of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on October 15, 2016.

Najeeb had an altercation with several students, allegedly affiliated to the BJP's student wing, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), according to his friends and family.

After over a month had passed since Najeeb went missing, his mother, Fatima Nafees, moved the Delhi High Court, seeking directions to the police to trace her son.

His family later kept urging the high court to transfer the probe to some other agency and finally on May 16, it was handed over to the CBI, which has not made much headway inthe case.

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First Published: Feb 26 2018 | 7:50 PM IST

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