The mother of missing Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student, Najeeb Ahmad, met Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday, who assured that his government would help in finding him.
Accompanied by family and friends, Najeeb’s mother Fatima had submitted a memorandum seeking Kejriwal’s intervention. She further brought him up to speed on what has happened so far.
A first-year MSc student of Biotechnology, 27-year-old Najeeb went missing from campus on October 15 after getting into an altercation with members of the RSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. In the ensuing 17 days, there has been no information or clue about the whereabouts of Najeeb. Fatima said she had “lost all faith” in the university administration in finding her son.
Kejriwal assured the family that he would leave no stone unturned in finding Najeeb. “I am with you and will do whatever is required to help trace him. It’s a serious matter and the government will not let you down and use all its resources to help you out,” said Kejriwal.
Mehrauli MLA Naresh Yadav and his Okhla counterpart, Amanatullah Khan, were also present at the meeting on Flagstaff road
For the past week, the JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU) has been agitating over Najeeb’s disappearance, even confining the vice chancellor and other senior officials in administration building for over 20 hours last week.
Under directions from the Union home ministry, a special investigation team (SIT) by the Delhi Police was set up to trace Najeeb.