Today in New Delhi, India
Jul 17, 2019-Wednesday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Najeeb Ahmed missing case: JNU students protest at CBI headquarters

Najeeb Ahmed, a biotechnology student of JNU, went missing on the night of October 15, 2016, from the university

delhi Updated: Feb 26, 2018 23:27 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
Najeeb Ahmed,JNU,JNU Students protest
Student activist Shehla Rashid Shora of JNU shouts slogans during a protest march demanding a CBI inquiry in JNU student Najeeb's missing case at CBI in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI Photo)

A day before the Najeeb Ahmed case is to be heard in court, students from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and other universities demonstrated outside the CBI headquarters here on Monday demanding answers about the scholar’s disappearance.

Ahmed, a biotechnology student of JNU, went missing on the night of October 15, 2016, from the university campus after an altercation with some Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) students during a hostel election campaign.

The case was transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in July last year, after the police failed to make any headway in tracing the student hailing from Badaun in Uttar Pradesh.

The protest on Monday marked 100 days of a similar protest by students against the top investigation agency.

About 250 students, including those from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), clashed with the security forces deployed there to prevent any trespassing during the demonstration.

“The protest was largely peaceful but some of the protesters from AMU who had reached the place a little earlier clashed with the police. At least three were detained by police,” Qasim, Ahmed’s roommate at Mahi-Mandavi Hostel where he lived, told IANS.

First Published: Feb 26, 2018 23:27 IST