The Delhi High Court today directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to take necessary steps to trace JNU student Najeeb Ahmad, who has been missing since October last year.
The high court gave its direction after examining the status report filed by the CBI. The agency, in its report, gave details of the steps taken by it to trace the student and sought time to conclude the probe. A bench of Justices G S Sistani and Chander Shekhar said the court directs CBI to take all necessary steps to trace the missing person who is missing since October 15, 2016.
The agency’s counsel informed the bench that they had examined 26 persons, including JNU officials, staff, Najeeb’s friends, colleagues and those who had any issue with him, during the investigation.
The court was hearing a plea from Najeeb’s mother, Fatima Nafees, who moved the court on November 25 last year to trace her son, a first-year MSc Biotechnology student who went missing from the Mahi Mandavi hostel in JNU.