Delhi High Court on Monday asserted Delhi police to find missing Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmed and told to “cut across all political barriers.”
HC expressed that there is “something more” in the missing case as it is highly strange for someone to just disappear from the national capital. It has been 45 days since Najeeb disappeared, the concerned HC raised several questions regarding the same. It asked Delhi police that why the tussle between Najeeb and some members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarathi Parishad (ABVP) was not mentioned in the report.
The disappearance of an individual and no trace of him for so long can create a “sense of insecurity” among the people of the national capital, said a bench of Justice GS Sistani and Vinod Goel asserting the police to explore all angles.
However, Delhi police believe that Najeeb was “not forcefully abducted” but the bench said that “this is the heart of India, the national capital. No one can just disappear from here. It creates a sense of insecurity in people. If he disappeared, then there is something more to that. All angles have to be explored. Forty-five days is a long period for someone to be underground.”
Delhi HC narrated the loopholes after it read or examined the status report of Delhi police, the court asked that why was Najeeb taken to the Safdarjung hospital in an ambulance if he was no injured, this detail was missing from the police report.
It also questioned the police that why their report does not talk about the fight between Najeeb and members of ABVP who brutally trashed him and only notes that Najeeb had slapped one of them.
The judge questioned why the police waited until 11 November to interrogate those persons with whom Najeeb allegedly had an altercation on the night of 14-15 October, prior to his disappearance on 15 October and against whom a criminal complaint was lodged on 17 October .
“Cut across all political barriers. Get him back. You will get your answers at either of the two places, Jamia or JNU. No need to go to Aligarh or any other place so far,” the bench told the police, which said that an auto driver has claimed to have dropped off Najeeb at the Jamia Milia Islamia University.
The Delhi Police has raised to Rs 10 lakh the reward amount for anyone providing information that could help locate JNU student Najeeb Ahmed.