The CBI filed a status report in the Najeeb Ahmed disappearance case, in sealed cover, in the Delhi High Court on 14 November. The CBI report comes six months after the case was transferred to them, and more than a year after the Jawaharlal Nehru University student went missing.
The agency reportedly stated that investigation was underway, and sought more time to complete it. The case will be heard on 21 December, reported ANI.
Najeeb, 27, a student of MSc Biotechnology, went missing from JNU’s Mahi-Mandvi hostel on 15 October 2016, following a scuffle with some students, allegedly affiliated to the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the previous night.
On 16 October 2017 – a whole year after his disappearance – the Delhi High Court criticised the CBI for its "complete lack of interest" in the probe.
The High Court bench, in October, further said that "there is nothing on the status report (by CBI). There was more in the Delhi Police reports. We are saying there is complete lack of interest (by CBI). There is no result either way. No result even on paper."
The bench added that the CBI was "inviting these observations" by its own conduct and had given it time till 14 November to file a report stating what it has found after analysing the call data records of the nine students suspected of being behind Najeeb's disappearance.
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