The Delhi Police Special Investigating Team has summoned nine students in connection with the disappearance of JNU student Najeeb Ahmad, sources said Saturday. According to investigators, seven are JNU students, while two are former students of the university. Najeeb had gone missing on October 16, a day after he allegedly had an argument with some ABVP activists.
According to police sources, two of the people who were questioned at Vasant Vihar police station on Saturday are suspected to have had a fight with Najeeb on the night of October 15 in his hostel room. The two were being questioned till late Saturday night, sources said. The seven others are yet to join the probe, sources said.
According to police sources, all nine were named in a complaint lodged by a section of students after Najeeb went missing. In their complaint, the students had claimed that these nine people should be questioned over Najeeb’s disappearance. Their complaint was lodged a few days after Najeeb’s mother lodged an FIR at Vasant Kunj North police station stating that he had been abducted.
Police sources said that on the night of October 15, an argument over a petty issue turned into an “ugly fight” when three students from JNU’s Mahi Mandavi hostel were out for election canvassing. The fight ended only after the warden and and security personnel intervened.
Joint Commissioner of Police (southeastern range) R P Upadhaya confirmed that nine people had been summoned. “Every person related to this case is being thoroughly examined,” he said.
Before he went missing, Najeeb had called up his mother in Badaun, informing her that he was not feeling well. Police claimed they have an eyewitness who saw him outside JNU in an autorickshaw. Ahmad left his mobile in his hostel room, police sources said.
Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung had Friday held a meeting with police officers to review steps being taken to trace Najeeb.