The Delhi High Court on Monday pulled up the Central Bureau of Investigation for showing laxity in tracing missing JNU student, Najeeb Ahmed.
“There is complete lack of interest by CBI,” the high court observed.
Referring to the status report filed by the investigation agency, 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 it noticed contradictions in what the CBI had 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.
It has been a year since Najeeb went missing following a scuffle inside the JNU campus hostel. The high court had transferred the investigation from Delhi Police to the CBI in May, after expressing displeasure over the slow pace of the probe.
Earlier in August, when the CBI failed to file a fresh progress report in the case, the high court rebuked it, saying the probe was not transferred to the agency “for fun”.
Najeeb, 27, M.Sc Biotechnology student, went missing from the Mahi-Mandvi hostel of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on October 15, 2016. A month later, his mother moved the Delhi High Court, seeking directions to the police to trace Najeeb.
Najeeb’s family members alleged that he went missing after an altercation with several students, allegedly affiliated to the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).
With PTI inputs