Just after another protest by JNU student Najeeb Ahmed’s mother Fatima Nafees, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday, September 4th, told the Delhi High Court that it failed to find the missing student, who has been missing under mysterious circumstance since October 2016. The statement comes after hundreds of students along with the missing student’s mother Fatima Nafees staged a protest outside the CBI headquarters demanding an inquiry on her son’s disappearance.

The probe agency further said that it has decided to file a closure report in the case. However, its decision was opposed by the counsel appearing for Ahmed’s mother, citing that it was a ‘political case’ and that the ‘CBI has succumbed to the pressure of its masters’.

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Earlier in May, the CBI told the Delhi High Court that the missing of Najeeb was only a ‘missing person case’ as it has ‘not found any evidence’ to show that there was some crime involved in it.

Ahmed went missing from the Mahi-Mandvi hostel of the university in October 2016 after a scuffle with students affiliated with the right-wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) organisation. 

The submission to close the report was also slammed by senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, who represents Ahmed’s mother Fatima Nafees.

It said that neither the CBI has done anything in the case nor has it investigated the matter in a clean manner.

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