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Delhi HC slams police for failure to trace missing JNU student

The Delhi High Court slammed the state police for being unable to find any clue about missing Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmed. The court came down heavily on the police asking how can a man just 'vanish suddenly'

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 10 Dec 2016 5:11 AM GMT

Delhi HC slams police for failure to trace missing JNU student
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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court slammed the state police for being unable to find any clue about missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed. The court came down heavily on the police asking how can a man just 'vanish suddenly'.

A division bench of Justices G.S. Sistani and Vinod Goel on Friday said,"It is over 50 days. Still police do not know about his whereabouts. How can somebody vanish suddenly and police has no clue about it? Even if we think of the worst, something has to be found out. We are pained that the missing person has not been traced till date."

The HC maintained that it was concerned for the recovery of the boy whose mother has been running from pillar to post in search of her son and said that a situation in which a missing person has not been traced for over 50 days would create a sense of insecurity among the people.

The bench said, "We are not concerned with the scuffle. We only want that the boy is recovered and he returns to his house. We are concerned that the mother should get her child."

The plea was filed by Najeeb's mother, Fatima Nafees, who had sort directions to the authorities to trace her son.

Senior Standing Counsel Rahul Mehra appeared for the police in the court and told the bench that the Crime Branch was exploring all angles to trace Najeeb and even issued advertisements.

"We are diligent, We will do whatever is to be done at our level," Mehra said.

Ahmed was pursuing MSc in Biotechnology from Jawahar Lal Nehru University and went missing in October last. He has remained untraced for almost 55 days.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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