NEW DELHI: It’s nearly a week since 27-year-old Najeeb Ahmad, a student of biotechnology has been missing from his hostel room in Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Ahmad, a member of the All India Students Association (AISA) was staying in room number 106 of the Mahi and Mandavi hostel when he vanished on October 15. JNU is in a state of ferment with AISA accusing the BJP’s student wong Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parihad (ABVP) of kidnapping or even harming him.
Delhi Police has formed a Special Investigating Team on the directions of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to trace Ahmad. The report fears a communal situation brewing in the university and that different student and political organisations could mobilise and polarise supporters to forment trouble.
In a two-page classified note to the Home ministry, Delhi Police’s Special Branch said the matter could take a communal turn as Left-leaning organisations have formed an alliance in JNU against ABVP.
The report also stated that the matter large could attract massive media attention on the lines of the Kanaiyah episode. The police report said that though the hostel warden and JNU administration had taken notice of the incident, they were yet to decide their course of action.
A report by the Special Investigating Team of the Delhi police formed on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s directions to trace missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmad fears that a communal situation is brewing on campus.