Missing JNU student’s family meets Akhilesh for help

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The JNU Students Union (JNUSU) along with the family members of missing student Najeeb Ahmed on Sunday reached out to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav seeking his help against the alleged inaction of the Delhi Police and JNU administration in the matter.

“We acquainted him with demands of ‘JusticeforNajeeb’ and made him acquainted with inactivity of Delhi Police and JNU adminstration. We also requested him to explore the possibilities of administrative intervention in searching Najeeb,” said a statement issued by the JNUSU after the meeting with the UP CM in Lucknow.

“The CM of UP promised us that he will explore the possibilities of administrative intervention by the UP government. Besides this, we also requested him to write to Home Minister, Prime Minister and the President of India and ask them to act promptly and transparently in this case,” it added.

Among the people meeting the CM were JNUSU President Mohit Pandey, its former Vice President Shehla Rashid, Ahmed’s mother Fatima Nafees, and his brother Mujeeb.

It has been 35 days since Najeeb Ahmed has been missing from the Jawaharlal Nehru Univesity’s (JNU) Mahi-Mandvi hostel where he was assaulted by students affiliated to Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on the night of October 14-15.

A Proctorial Inquiry was formed at the University level to find the culprits, apart from a Special Investigation Team (SIT) by the Delhi Police to trace Ahmed. The Inquiry in its November 7 report, found at least one student named Vikrant guilty of assaulting Ahmed on the said night, and served him with a show cause notice.