In the case of Najeeb, the Missing JNU Student, Delhi High Court Allows CBI To File Closure Report

By- News Desk, Legal Experts India with inputs of Mr. Samar Inam Khan over the case.

On 08th October, The Delhi High Court allowed  Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file a closure report in the case of JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, who went missing from the university nearly two years ago.

A bench of justice 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 Fatima Nafees, "can raise all contentions available to her before the trial court" and disposed of the petition.

The CBI, after more than a year of investigation, opined that no offense was committed against the missing student.

Now the Question is if no offense was committed, how CBI got to know? And the major question arises here is what is the harm if SIT would be constituted?

The Incident:

Najeeb was a newly enrolled student at JNU and had resided at the Mahi-Mandavi hostel in JNU campus for less than a week before he disappeared. His family and the JNU Students' Union (JNUSU) have consistently maintained that Najeeb's disappearance was linked to the assault on him the previous night; accordingly, they have demanded that the investigating agencies probe the link between the assault and the disappearance.

The Vasant Kunj Police registered an FIR for kidnapping and wrongful confinement based on Najeeb's mother Fatima Nafees' complaint on October 15, 2016.

The CBI, in one of their submissions to the Delhi High Court, stated that the Delhi Police had forced a false statement by an auto driver that he had driven Najeeb to Jamia Milia Islamia University on the day of his disappearance.

The Delhi Police had used this fabricated evidence to pursue a theory that Najeeb had left the campus on his own will.

The media played the pathetic role in the case rumoring Najeeb joining ISIS. Upon the first publication of such news, the Delhi Police immediately denied having found any evidence that Najeeb had joined or was even interested in the ISIS.

We don’t feel it’s a right conclusion. We differ, we feel it’s not justice, a hope never dies, we stand with Fatima Nafees, and we hope the Apex Court may finally conclude the case.


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