Search entire JNU campus to find missing student, HC tells police

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the police’s Crime Branch to search every nook and cranny of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus with the help of sniffer dogs to find out missing student Najeeb Ahmed.

A division bench of Justice G.S. Sistani and Justice Vinod Goel asked police to search the entire campus of the university including classrooms, hostels etc. to trace Ahmed.

The court was hearing a habeas corpus plea filed by Fatima Nafees, Ahmed’s mother that her son be produced by police and the Delhi government before the court.

Ahmed, 27, a first year M.Sc. student, went missing from his Jawaharlal Nehru University hostel on the night of October 14-15, allegedly after a row with members of RSS student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

The ABVP has denied any involvement in his disappearance.

Police told the court that four students, suspected for beating up Ahmed, would undergo lie-detector tests in order to get clues about his disappearance.

The court had earlier said it was pained over the failure to trace missing JNU student Ahmed and said it wanted his anguished mother to get her son back.

The court now posted the matter for December 22.

–IANS

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