1. Missing JNU student: Section 144 imposed amid massive protest at Jantar Mantar, Najeeb Ahmed’s mother injured

Missing JNU student: Section 144 imposed amid massive protest at Jantar Mantar, Najeeb Ahmed’s mother injured

It has been over 23 days now that Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmed has gone missing and since then students of JNU has been protesting at Jantar Mantar and near the India Gate.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: November 6, 2016 5:18 PM
As per JNU students' account members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) entered into the protest area and indulged in a scuffle with the JNU members (PTI Image) As per JNU students’ account members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) entered into the protest area and indulged in a scuffle with the JNU members (PTI Image)

It has been over 23 days now that Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmed has gone missing and since then students of JNU has been protesting at Jantar Mantar and near the India Gate. Sunday evening the protest saw take a violent turn when police took the protesting students back to their buses in order to prevent any clash. Section 144 have been imposed in and around the protesting area.

As per JNU students’ account members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) entered into the protest area and indulged in a scuffle with the JNU members who were protesting. This invoked the police to stop the protest and take the students inside the buses.

In the process the missing student Najeeb Ahmed’s mother got injured which were revealed by television spot visuals. The frustration of the students were clearly visible while they were taken to police station. It is not yet clear as to how many police station the students will be taken.

Earlier Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung had held a high level meeting to find out the whereabouts of the missing student. “All efforts are being made to trace Najeeb. So far, Delhi Police have put up over 20,000 posters in Delhi and outside. The SIT has verified over 300 autorickshaws plying in the area. The SIT has so far deployed about 150 police personnel, which includes two teams per district,” said a statement issued by the Lt-Governor’s office.

Even the reward for any information on Najeeb has been doubled from Rs 1 lac to Rs 2 lac. Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal has stated that he will sought the help of President Pranab Mukherjee in the case. Talking to reporters after the meeting, he said he apprised Mukherjee of the matter. He also alleged that the Delhi Police did not take any action in the matter due to “political pressure.”

(With inputs from agencies)

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