The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) and the family members of missing student Najeeb Ahmed on Sunday reached out to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav for 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 administration. 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.
Najeeb Ahmed went missing on October 15 from JNU’s Mahi-Mandvi hostel where he was assaulted by students affiliated to Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on the night of October 14-15.
Apart from a Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted by the Delhi Police to trace Ahmed, the university had ordered a proctorial inquiry, which in its November 7 report, found one student Vikrant Kumar , an ABVP member, guilty of assaulting Ahmed on the said night, and served him with a show cause notice.