India’s premier investigation agency CBI has failed to trace missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmad ever since his disappearance from campus in October 2016
On Monday, Delhi High Court allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file a closure report in the case of missing JNU student.
A bench of justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel “declined” the plea of the missing student’s mother, Fatima Nafees, to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) and monitor the probe, thereby removing the CBI from the investigation.
The bench said Nafees, who had moved the high court in November 2016 seeking directions to the police to trace her son, “can raise all contentions available to her before the trial court” and disposed of the plea.
Prior to his disappearance, Najeeb was allegedly assaulted by members of RSS-affiliated students wing ABVP
Two years after the incident, Delhi Police and CBI have been unable to find any evidence that could lead to his whereabouts.
Najeeb’s family alleges that CBI hushed up the case due to pressure from the ruling BJP government.
They also allege that those accused of assaulting Najeeb were not interrogated.
Now, the family is planning to take the fight to Supreme Court.
Will Najeeb get justice?
(With inputs from PTI)