Missing JNU student: Delhi police announce Rs 50,000 reward for info

The student went missing on October 15 night from the university hostel Mahi-Mandvi after a brawl with ABVP students

Five days after he vanished, Delhi police late on Wednesday announced a reward of Rs 50, 000 for any information on missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed.

The police, in an order said, any information or clue regarding the missing/abducted Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student could be given to the Station House Officer (SHO) of Vasant Kunj North police station.

A cash reward of Rs 50,000 would be given to anyone who gave information regarding Ahmed’s whereabouts, the police said.

The student went missing on October 15 night from the university hostel Mahi-Mandvi after a brawl with ABVP students.

Media reports said the students protesting against the Jawaharlal Nehru University administration’s “lack of initiative and effort” towards finding Najeeb confined Vice Chancellor M Jagdeesh Kumar and other top university officials to their offices all through the night. However, the authorities denied the reports.

Demanding the administration to file a fresh FIR, the students reportedly blocked the entry and exit points of the administration at 2. 30 pm on Wednesday.

The JNU Vice Chancellor, in a series of tweets, said despite asking the students to come to the table for discussion, they did not relent. “We met JNUSU leaders and explained to them our sincere efforts in locating the missing. No relenting. It is 2 am. We are still confined,” he said.

JNUSU president Mohit Pandey, according to The Hindu, said all negotiations with the administration had failed. “We are still at the block because we simply want the answers from the VC which he has not given us for six days,” he added.

The report said the agitating students were demanding a written complaint to the police regarding the missing student as well as well as declare all those who took part in the alleged violence be declared out-of-bounds from the hostel until a fair inquiry is conducted.

The university authorities said when they went to file an FIR on October 15, they were told that Najeeb’s family had filed an FIR and another one cannot be filed on the same case.