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Delhi ropes in mosques to trace missing Najeeb Ahmed

Delhi ropes in mosques to trace missing Najeeb Ahmed

New Delhi: With JNU student Najeeb Ahmed missing for over 200 days now, the Delhi Police has approached mosques in the national capital and neighbouring Uttar Pradesh to make regular announcements on him in the hope of making some headway in the case.

Najeeb went missing after a scuffle at his hostel allegedly with ABVP members on the night of October 14. A reward of `10 lakh was announced by police for any information about him.

The probe into his disappearance has turned up no clue so far with police continuing to grope in the dark.

A senior police officer summed it up succinctly: “Despite so many teams working on the case, we have failed to make any headway.”

Now, they have turned to mosques for help. The investigating officers met the imam of Fatehpuri Masjid in Chandni Chowk and requested him to make announcements about Najeeb during prayers.

“We asked them to request people to share any clues or information about Najeeb. We have even requested imams of other mosques in Delhi, neighbouring areas and some cities in Uttar Pradesh like Badaun, Bareilly where Najeeb has stayed to make regular announcements,” said a senior police officer.

Police have also requested them to share information about the disappearance with “jamaats” who travel between mosques. Meanwhile, Najeeb’s family members say they have lost faith in police.

“We are as clueless about Najeeb now, as we were on the first day,” said Najeeb’s brother Mujeeb. He said the police has done “little” in tracing his brother and has only “harassed” them.