Najeeb's disappearance: Proctorial committee finds ABVP member guilty of assault

The JNU administration who is yet to locate the student had ordered an enquiry into the matter


An enquiry by a proctorial committee in JNU has found ABVP activist Vikrant Kumar guilty of assaulting Najeeb Ahmed, the student who had gone missing from the campus. Najeeb, an MSc Biotechnology student from Uttar Pradesh has gone missing since October 15 after allegedly having a fracas with ABVP members including Vikrant.

The JNU administration who is yet to locate the student had ordered an enquiry into the matter.“In the proctorial inquiry, Vikrant Kumar has been found to be involved in hitting Najeeb Ahmed and using derogatory language with provocative behaviour on October 14. This is an act of indiscipline and misconduct,” an official order of the proctorial committee read.

The ABVP activist has been asked to explain why action should not be initiated against him. ABVP has alleged the university administration conducted the enquiry with bias.“The proctor has taken deposition of those students into account who were not even present there. Not only the inquiry is biased but even the administration is siding with the left-dominated students union,” Saurabh Sharma, former JNUSU joint secretary and ABVP member said.

Students and teachers of the university have been agitating against the failure of the administration and the Delhi police to locate Najeeb. His family members have also joined the protests.

Najeeb's mother Fatima Nafees and sister Sadaf Musharraf were detained by Delhi police along with students who were holding demonstrations on November 7.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed last month to locate Najeeb on the directions of  Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The case was later transferred to Delhi Crime Branch.

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