Mother of missing JNU student meets Rajnath

The mother of missing student of JNU Najeeb Ahmed today met Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who assured her of his intervention to find out the youth who has been untraceable since October 15.

Published: 08th November 2016 04:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th November 2016 07:02 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Mother of missing Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmed met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday and sought his help in tracing her son. During the interaction, Singh assured her of his intervention to locate the student missing since October 15.

Najeeb’s mother Fatima Nafees and other family members urged Singh to soon trace Najeeb, a student of School of Biotechnology at JNU.

Official sources said the minister heard the grievances of Nafees and other family members who accompanied her. Singh told Najeeb’s family members that Delhi Police have set up a special team to investigate the matter and that he was personally monitoring progress in the probe.

Nafees claimed she had talked to Najeeb over the phone on the night of the alleged scuffle. "I spoke to him at 11 pm, he was not depressed at all. He had called me up. He did not go anywhere on his own. He has been kidnapped and I am sure of it," Nafees told media representatives after the meeting.

Nafees was detained on Sunday by the Delhi police while she attempted to take out a protest march against the alleged abduction to India Gate.

Najeeb, 27, is a native of Badaun in Uttar Pradesh. Samajwadi Party MP from Badaun Dharmendra Yadav accompanied Najeeb's family during their interaction with the Home Minister. Yadav said the Home Minister assured them that efforts are being made to trace Najeeb at the earliest. "If police are not able to trace him, we will approach the court and raise the issue in Parliament," said Yadav.

Najeeb had gone missing on October 15 after he allegedly had a scuffle with some ABVP members the night before.

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