Missing student: JNU issues 25-point bulletin, teachers allege selective omission

JNU Teachers Association took strong exception to the bulletin issued by the university.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: October 26, 2016 8:11 pm
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JNU on Wednesday issued a 25-point bulletin in connection with the case of a student who has been missing for the last 12 days from the campus even as the varsity’s teachers association fumed over the administration “selectively omitting” the fact that he was attacked during a brawl a night before. A student of School of Biotechnology, Najeeb Ahmed, allegedly went missing on October 15 following a brawl on the campus allegedly with members of ABVP, the night before.

An FIR for kidnapping and wrongfully confining a person was lodged at Vasant Kunj North police station after the police received a complaint from the student’s guardians.

The university has point-wise listed the sequence of events beginning from the brawl.

According to the bulletin, the hostel warden had submitted a report of the student brawl stating “Najeeb had slapped Vikrant of ABVP without any provocation and the issue was resolved by the warden with some disciplinary measures as Najeeb had admitted his mistake of initiating the brawl”.

JNU Teachers Association took strong exception to the bulletin issued by the university.

“The summary does not even mention beating of Najeeb by a group of students, a fact which has not only been in public domain but also mentioned by the warden in his statement who was an eyewitness. Such omission appears to be deliberate and could put serious questions on objectivity of the enquiry process,” a JNUTA statement said.

“We are deeply worried if there is any attempt to give clean-chit in advance to those who are out there to bring mob violence in JNU. Acts of intended omission and commission will not bring any good to university and slowly all sections will lose faith in administration,” it added.

Meanwhile, around a hundred students tried to block the Nelson Mandela marg in the evening to protest against non-highlighting of the fact that Najeeb was also beaten up.

“It is a festival time and the stretch witnesses increased vehicular traffic in the evening. We tried to explain the students but they refused to listen following which we had to detain around 40 of them while the rest escaped,” a senior police official said.

JNU Students Union (JNUSU) has been agitating alleging inaction on the administration’s part. The students had even confined the VC and other senior officials in the administrative building for over 20 hours last week.

The special branch of Delhi Police had also sent a report to the Home Ministry stating that the issue could give rise to communal tension, said a senior police official.

Following the report and intensifying protests, the Home Minister had directed Delhi police to form a Special Investigative Team to trace the missing student

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    dulal kumar
    Oct 29, 2016 at 4:58 pm
    ABVP has a notorious past record of killing a professor in open daylight which was taken up by print as well as electronics media and the later one displa VDO clip of the incident in full public view, yet police, as matter of rule, failed to produce evidences even which were available in public domain. As such the heinous perpetrators of vicious crime escape the clutch of law in all round detriment resulting in emboldening the criminals to repeat their devilish act, decay the morale of commonality, loss of faith in system of administration and judiciary denigrate the country itself.The example is one of the never-ending in their credit. Past records of criminality, in most of cases, is indicative to fix the the criminals at the present.lt;br/gt;If the cause of missing of the student is found to be not attributable to any other factor, than brawl with the AVBP student must be considered as only option or to have all the merit to be vigorously pursued. Since Delhi police is under BJP led Central Government and ABVP is their student wing and there is glaring past records of manoeuvre and hush-up it stands fairly reasonable to construe that the prosecuting agency would be incapacitated to properly investigate to bring the issue to its logical end i.e., to send the criminals to jail with appropriate sections of Indian Criminal law.
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      Mohammed imtiaz
      Oct 26, 2016 at 3:21 pm
      The experiment lab for communal saffron terrorism is steadily intensifying minority bashing research inspite of spirited students union.UHRD minister shd intervene and restore the lost confidence of students by measures in tracing back the missing boy before it becomes late