The case of a missing JNU student took a new turn Friday as an ABVP activist alleged that Najeeb Ahmed was hiding in the campus itself and “left ideologues” were protecting him. Speaking to news agency ANI, the former joint secretary of JNUSU, Sharma said, “According to me, left ideologues have captured him because when we were searching for Anirban and Umar after February 9 then they were found inside the campus only.”
Sharma also alleged that the leftist organisations on campus were trying to “hog limelight” by politicising the incident. “I want to add that these leftists are giving communal colour to this case which is unfortunate. Najeeb Ahmed’s issue has been politicised as they just want to hog the limelight,” he said.
On Thursday, the protesting students ended their siege outside JNU vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar’s office after keeping him confined for almost 20 hours. The reaction came after Delhi police constituted an SIT to locate Ahmed following home minister Rajnath Singh’s directions. According to police, the SIT would be headed by additional DCP Munishi Chandra. The university has also initiated a proctorial inquiry into the case.
The 26-year-old biotechnology student went missing on the night of October 15 after a scuffle with ABVP members. Ahmed’s mother Fatima said, “I am from a very small place… I want to see my child safe. I don’t know if he has eaten anything or is hungry.”