Najeeb Case: ABVP Members Allege “Defamatory Posters” in JNU

Two students accused in the Najeeb Ahmed abduction, filed a complaint that defamatory posters were put up on campus

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Najeeb Ahmed has been missing since 15 October 2016.
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The Delhi Police has begun an inquiry after two of the nine JNU students, on whom it wants to conduct a lie detector test in connection with the alleged abduction of student Najeeb Ahmed, filed a complaint that "defamatory" posters were put up in the campus accusing them of delaying the probe in the case.

They claimed that the posters were seen on campus late at night on 21 February. The students, who are members of the ABVP, also submitted a written complaint to Vasant Kunj North Police Station.

The posters were unnamed and were not undersigned, but when we caught people making the posters red-handed at Sabarmati Hostel, they started making abusive and casteist comments and also threatened us.
Complaint submitted by ABVP members

Najeeb Ahmed, 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.

The complaint added that they were students from the SC/ST category and that this act qualified as an offence under the SC/ST Atrocities Act.

"Our life is continuously under threat," they claimed, adding the posters were pasted across the campus to "provoke ill-feeling and hatred against us".

The posters having nine names including that of the complainants read, “Nine accused refused lie detector test. They have delayed investigation by nine months. What are they hiding?” they said.

On 16 October 2017 – a whole year after his disappearance – the Delhi High Court had also criticised the CBI for its "complete lack of interest" in the probe.

A police officer confirmed receiving the complaint and said an enquiry has been initiated.

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