Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday told the family of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmad that the government would “leave no stone unturned” in finding him, and will keep all resources at the family’s disposal.
Najeeb’s family, including his mother Fatima Nafees, and representatives of the JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU) met Kejriwal at his residence and submitted a memorandum Monday, asking him to intervene in the matter.
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Naresh Yadav and Amanatullah Khan, MLAs from Mehrauli and Okhla, were also present at the meeting. Ahmad, a first-year MSc student, has been missing since October 15 after an alleged altercation with ABVP activists the previous night.
“I am with you and will do whatever is required to help trace him. It’s a serious matter and the government will not let you down. It will use all its resources available to help you out,” Kejriwal told Nafees.
Elaborating on what transpired at the meeting, JNUSU general secretary Satarupa Chakraborty said, “The chief minister said he will do whatever is required to expedite the investigation. He said he would personally take up the issue with all authorities concerned, including Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.”
In the memorandum submitted to the CM, the JNUSU questioned why the SIT, formed to investigate the case, has not interrogated those accused of assaulting Najeeb yet, and why the JNU administration has not included the alleged assault in its ‘summary report’.
“We urge you to ensure that persecution, disappearance, humiliation or any kind of discrimination against any student in any campus is speedily addressed and justice done. We request you to immediately intervene in this matter and ensure speedy justice so that no violation of constitutional rights takes place,” the memorandum read.
Meanwhile, the ABVP said Najeeb’s family and JNUSU had “politicised” the matter with their decision to involve Kejriwal, and that the JNUSU was acting as a “pawn” of the Delhi government.