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JNU missing student case: Police agrees to conduct test on Najeeb’s friends

New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Monday told the High Court it has no objection to get a polygraph test done on Najeeb Ahmed’s friends, along with nine students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

The mentioned nine students had raised suspicion on the intent of the Delhi Police, asking why the police wanted to conduct only their polygraph test and not of Najeeb’s friends.

The High Court has asked the police to specify who all have agreed for a polygraph test and who have not in the next hearing of the case before Patiala House Court on February 22.

The court will hear the matter further on March 16.

Earlier, the Delhi Police had conveyed to the High Court that it has not been able to carry out lie-detector tests on nine “suspect” students, as none of them responded despite multiple notices.

A habeas corpus plea was moved by Najeeb’s mother, Fatima Nafees, who sought direction to trace her son who has been missing since the intervening night of October 14-15.

Najeeb, 27, a first year M.Sc. student, went missing from his JNU hostel, allegedly after a row with members of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). (ANI)