Delhi Police increase reward for missing JNU student to Rs 1 lakh

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Delhi Police on Monday increased the reward amount from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh for information about missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, 10 days after his disappearance following an altercation with some ABVP activists.

In a fresh order, the police said any information or clue regarding the missing/abducted Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student could be given to the Vasant Kunj North police station in charge.

“A cash reward of Rs 1 lakh would be given to anyone who provides information regarding Ahmed’s whereabouts,” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Nupur Prasad said.

Ahmed went missing on October 15 night from the university hostel Mahi-Mandvi after a brawl with ABVP students.

A police complaint was filed under section 365 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) for kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine a person, and a proctorial inquiry was also initiated by the varsity.

Earlier too, Delhi Police declared a reward of Rs 50,000 for giving information about missing Najeeb. JNU students had also pasted “missing posters” in areas around JNU and on various roads leading to the university.