National

JNU Student Najeeb Ahmad Missing Case: Delhi Court Allows CBI To File Closure Report

JAVED SAIFI | 0
3336
| October 8 , 2018 , 12:44 IST

The Delhi High Court on Monday has allowed Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file a closure report in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmad missing case.

Ahmad, a first-year student at JNU went missing from his hostel after an alleged assault on him by the members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in October 2016.

The court has also rejected the petition filed by Fatima Nafees (mother of Najeeb Ahmad), however, the bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel allowed Nafees to raise grievances before the trial court where the report is being filed.

Commenting on the court directive, Nafees said, "It's been 2 years. I had high hopes from Court but we didn't move even an inch. Security agencies misguided Court. We'll go to the Supreme Court. All that is happening since the last 2 years is being done under the pressure by those sitting in power."

Also Read: After Najeeb Ahmed, Another JNU Student Mukul Jain Goes Missing

According to reports, the court decision of allowing CBI to file a closure report in the case has come after a month the investigative agency informed the bench about its decision to close the case under section 169 (release of accused when evidence is deficient) of the CrPC.

“We have taken a decision to file a report under section 169 (release of accused when evidence is deficient) of the CrPC. We have completed the investigation. We did not want to file a closure report before the trial court without bringing it to the knowledge of this court. The court may dispose of the petition today after which we will file the closure report before the magistrate and the petitioner may file a protest petition there, if they wish to,” CBI’s counsel Nikhil Goel was quoted by PTI as saying.