Two months after Najeeb went missing, Delhi Police scour JNU campus with sniffer dogs

More than 100 police personnel scanned the sprawling campus on Monday morning to find any lead on the missing student

Two months after Najeeb went missing, Delhi Police scour JNU campus with sniffer dogs

The Delhi Police on Monday launched a manhunt for missing Jawaharlal Nehru University student Najeeb Ahmed in the sprawling campus with sniffer dogs, some 64 days after he went missing.

Najeeb disappeared on October 15 this year after he was assaulted by some ABVP activists among the students in the politically active campus.

More than 100 police personnel scanned student hostels, the university grounds, administrative buildings, schools and staff quarters for leads. The search began under the instruction from the Delhi High Court, which directed police last week to "scan" the JNU campus with sniffer dogs.

The court had ordered the Delhi Police while hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by Najeeb's mother, Fatima Nafees0. JNU Students' Union members said Najeeb went missing from his hostel on October 15 following a scuffle with ABVP activists.

The case has been first registered with the South District Police which had later transferred it to the Crime Branch in November, according to reports.

Welcoming the search by police, JNU Students' Union Vice-President Amal Pullarkat said they requested the authorities to start a manhunt in the campus to trace the missing student, adding it shouldn't affect the normal functioning of the University or disturb students or staff.

Members of AISA said JNU administration has turned a blind eye on the missing of JNU and tried to protect ABVP activists who assaulted him. AISA said the officials are trying to curtail freedom of student organisations who are demanding to know what happened to the missing student.