Najeeb Ahmed: HC allows CBI to file closure report in missing JNU student case

The Delhi High Court allowed the CBI to file its closure report into the disappearance of Najeeb Ahmed, a Jawaharlal Nehru University student who went missing from the campus in October 2016

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The Delhi High Court on Monday, October 8, allowed the CBI to file its closure report into the disappearance of Najeeb Ahmed, a Jawaharlal Nehru University student who went missing from the JNU campus in October 2016.

A bench of Justice S Muralidhar and Justice Vinod Goel allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) plea while rejecting Ahmed's mother Fatima Nafees' habeas corpus plea for an SIT probe.

The bench of justices said Ahmed's mother, who had moved the court for a direction to the police to trace her son, could raise her grievances before the trial court where the report was filed. The court said if Najeeb's mother wanted the status report of the probe, she would have to move the trial court.

In its last hearing, the CBI counsel told the bench that the agency has analysed "everything" related to the matter, and wanted to file a final report seeking to close the case.

Najeeb Ahmed, 27, an MSc first year student, was reported missing from the Mahi-Mandvi hostel of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on October 15, 2016, after an alleged scuffle with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members

Nafees had sought a Special Investigation Team -- comprising of non CBI official -- to further probe her son's disappearance from a JNU hostel in the intervening night of October 14 and 15.

Najeeb Ahmed, 27, an MSc first year student, was reported missing from the Mahi-Mandvi hostel of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on October 15, 2016, after an alleged scuffle with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members, student body affiliated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. The ABVP has denied any involvement.

(With inputs from agencies)

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