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Protest over missing JNU student: Delhi police detain mother, friends

New Delhi: Mother of the missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed and others from the varsity who were protesting at India Gate over inaction by the authorities over the case, were detained by the Delhi Police on Sunday.

According to reports, those detained have been taken to Mandir Marg police station.

Various student organisations from the university also threatened to hold a sit-in at the Jantar Mantar if Najeeb Ahmed was not traced within the next 72 hours.

A student of School of Biotechnology, Najeeb Ahmed, allegedly went missing 22 days ago following a brawl on the campus allegedly with members of ABVP, the night before.

Meanwhile, earlier in the day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met President Pranab Mukherjee regarding the issue and apprised him of the situation.

Alleging that the Delhi police did not take any action in the matter due to ‘political pressure’, he said, “People who were involved in the brawl with Najeeb were questioned by the police yesterday, 22 days after he went missing. That was also a formality. We have apprised the President of the matter. He has assured us that he will seek a report from the Delhi Police and JNU in this regard.”

“Met Hon’ble Prez to seek his intervention on missing JNU student Najeeb. He assured of all support n that he will seek report from MHA n JNU,” he later tweeted.

On November 3, while speaking at a solidarity meeting on the JNU campus, Kejriwal had accused Delhi Police of not probing the matter properly.

PTI