Rajnath Singh asks police to set up special team to trace missing JNU student

The student, Najeeb Ahmed, went missing on Saturday following a brawl on the campus the night before.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 26, 2016 1:18 pm
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Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday directed the Delhi Police to set up a special team to trace a missing student of Jawaharlal Nehru University, where a section of students has been staging protest alleging inaction by authorities in the case.

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Singh called up the Commissioner of Delhi Police and gave the instruction to set up the special team to find the missing student, a Home Ministry official said.

The student, Najeeb Ahmed, went missing on Saturday following a brawl on the campus the night before.

Agitating JNU students have confined the Vice Chancellor, M Jagadesh Kumar, and about 12 other officials in the university’s administrative building since yesterday afternoon though students and mediapersons have been able to access it.

Rejecting allegations of inaction, Kumar today said they had written to the police about the missing student and an inquiry by the university will be expedited and the “guilty” will be punished.

Coming down heavily on protesting students, the VC warned of action against them. He said that several rounds of talks were held with the students to convince them regarding the sincerity of the university to locate Najeeb but they were continuing with their “illegal” activity.

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    Girija Nandini
    Oct 20, 2016 at 4:52 pm
    Due to unwanted happenings in in JNU the Delhi Police has been constantly engaged which will hamper maintenance of normal law and order in the capital.Media is also giving over emphasis.Every day hundreds of crimes are happening in the country,but media hardly covers those news.Politics has ruined JNU and the very purpose of its establishment.Country spends a lot of money for universities where as a large chunck of of our potion are deprived of basic education.It is not only JNU,many other insutions of higher education are getting spoilt due to cheap politics.Politicians and the student leaders are always in win-win situation,but innocent students are always the victims due to severe loss in their studies.It is a good thing that politics has not polluted good insutions like IIMs and IITs.The dubious act and nefarious design of foreign hands also can't be ruled out.Enough is enough,the best option perhaps is to close down JNU and the huge amount spend here should be utilised for the basic education in rural areas,adult education,eradication of poverty etc.
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    Girija Nandini
    Oct 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm
    Why it is so important to insute a special team?Thousands of rapes and murders are taking place,there is no special team,then why it is so necessary for JNU?Our govts,media,police,politicians,judiciary should focus on rural Indiadia lives in her villages.Govt and judiciary should completely ban all politics in educational insutions.
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    piyush L
    Oct 20, 2016 at 10:08 am
    JNU....... The place of Anti Nationals lies withing the National capital of India..... and we are worried of borders only....Is the missing student is Minor????