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Remove from websites news linking JNU student Najeeb Ahmed with ISIS: HC to media houses, YouTube

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After allowing the to file a closure report in the case of disappearance of JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, the on Wednesday asked some to retract from their websites and certain reports and videos which allegedly link him with terrorist organisation

Justice J R Midha issued the direction on a defamation suit moved by the student's mother, Fatima Nafees, contending that the reports and videos are defamatory and seeking an apology as well as Rs 2.2 crore in damages from the

Nabila Hasan, who appeared for Nafees, said "the court has directed all the defendants (media houses) to retract all articles and video clips from their websites and also remove links".

She said the matter was listed for further hearing on October 29 when it will take up Nafees' plea seeking an apology from the

In the petition, Nafees has contended that even the during its investigation into Ahmed's disappearance, had not said that he had any links to the Islamic State of and (ISIS).

The High Court on Monday allowed the (CBI) to file a closure report in the case Najeeb Ahmed, who went missing from the university nearly two years ago.

The CBI, which had taken over the probe on May 16 last year, had after more than a year of investigation said it had looked into all the aspects of the case and was of the opinion that no offence was committed against the missing student.

Ahmed had gone missing from the of the (JNU) here on October 15, 2016, following a scuffle with some students allegedly affiliated to the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) the previous night.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 21:15 IST