Najeeb case: Court dismisses CBI plea for lie-detection test

Najeeb case: Court dismisses CBI plea for lie-detection test
Najeeb case: Court dismisses CBI plea for lie-detection test

A Delhi court today dismissed a CBI plea seeking to conduct lie-detection test on nine JNU students as part of its probe into the mysterious disappearance of another student, Najeeb Ahmad.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal dismissed the plea noting that the nine students were “opposing the application of the polygraph test filed by the investigating officer (IO) to the extent that they are praying for its dismissal which pre-supposes the lack of consent for polygraph test.”

“It means that these persons are not willing to go for the polygraph test. Since a polygraph test cannot be done without the consent of the person whose polygraph test has to be done, this application thereof cannot be allowed at this stage.

“Further, there is no requirement of calling these persons in the court for expressly recording their denial or consent as their reply of the application of the investigation officer (IO) virtually amounts to same,” the court said.

It also said since the application seeking to conduct the test was moved by the IO and not by any of the nine suspect students, it “cannot be outrightly allowed”.

However, the court said the suspect students “can at any time opt to volunteer for the polygraph test before the CBI”.

In its application, the CBI had sought to conduct the test of nine JNU students as part of its probe into the disappearance of Najeeb, claiming there were certain allegations against them.

The application was opposed by the students’ advocate Viswa Bhushan Arya who claimed that the agency did not follow various guidelines while moving the application.

Najeeb, a first-year MSc Biotechnology student, has been missing from the Mahi Mandavi hostel in JNU since October 16, 2016 after a scuffle allegedly with ABVP activists. The RSS students wing has denied any involvement in his disappearance.

( Source – PTI )

Najeeb case: Court to decide CBI’s plea for lie-detection test on Nov 21

Najeeb case: Court to decide CBI's plea for lie-detection test on Nov 21
Najeeb case: Court to decide CBI’s plea for lie-detection test on Nov 21

A Delhi court will on November 21 decide a CBI plea to conduct a “lie-detection” test on nine JNU students as part of its probe into the mysterious disappearance of Najeeb Ahmad.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal reserved its order after hearing arguments of the CBI and lawyers appearing for the suspect students.

Najeeb, a first-year MSc Biotechnology student, has been missing from the Mahi Mandavi hostel in JNU since October 16, 2016 after a scuffle allegedly with ABVP activists.

The RSS students wing has denied any involvement in his disappearance.

( Source – PTI )

Lack of interest by CBI in Najeeb case: Delhi HC

Lack of interest by CBI in Najeeb case: Delhi HC
Lack of interest by CBI in Najeeb case: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court today said “there is complete lack of interest” on the CBI’s part in probing the disappearance of JNU student Najeeb Ahmed.

The court had handed over the probe to the CBI five months ago.

A bench of Justices G S Sistani and Chander Shekhar observed that there was “no result either ways. No result even on paper”.

The strong remarks by the bench came after contradictions appeared in what the CBI said in court and what it had indicated in its status report on the issue of analysis of the calls and messages of the suspect students in the case.

The court was hearing the plea of the missing student’s mother, Fatima Nafees, seeking directions from the court to trace her son who disappeared from Jawaharlal Nehru University’s (JNU) Mahi-Mandvi hostel on October 15 last year.

( Source – PTI )