Delhi HC Allows CBI to File Closure Report in Najeeb Ahmed’s Case

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Monday, allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)  to file a closure report in the case of JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, who mysteriously disappeared in October in 2016 from the campus.

A bench of Justice S Muralidhar and Justice Vinod Goel allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) plea while rejecting Ahmed’s mother Fatima Nafees’ habeas corpus plea for an SIT probe. Najeeb, 27, had gone missing from the Mahi-Mandvi hostel of JNU on October 15, 2016, following a scuffle with some students allegedly affiliated to the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) the previous night.

The bench said Nafees, who had moved the high court in November 2016 seeking directions to the police to trace her son, “can raise all contentions available to her before the trial court” and disposed of the plea.

The counsel for Nafees had earlier said nine students were named in a complaint filed by 18 students, who were eyewitnesses to the alleged assault on Ahmed, yet they were not interrogated.

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