Missing student case: JNUSU stages protest outside police HQ

\ New Delhi, Oct 28 (PTI) Students of JNU today staged a\protest outside Police Headquarters alleging inaction to trace\a student of the university who has been missing from the\campus for two weeks, leading to a massive traffic jam at the\ITO crossing.\ Najeeb Ahmed (27), a student of School of Biotechnology\and a native of Badaun in Uttar Pradesh, went missing on\October 15 following an on-campus brawl allegedly with the\members of ABVP, BJP\\’s students\\’ wing, the night before.\ The agitated members of the Jawaharlal Nehru Students\\’\Union (JNUSU), accompanied by fellow students, staged a\demonstration outside PHQ and later, a delegation met Joint\Commissioner, South-East Range, RP Upadhyay and submitted a\memorandum of demands to him.\ \\"They wanted to know about the status of the investigation\and what were we doing for the immediate recovery of Najeeb.\We told them it was a high-priority case for us and almost 100\personnel, split into various teams, were working on it.\ \\"The students offered to help us in conducting a search of\the jungle which we told them we had already done with the JNU\administration officials,\\" Upadhyay said.\ The traffic situation in central Delhi was further\affected when the protesting students staged a sit-in outside\ITO metro station and blocked traffic.\ \\"The protest severely affected the traffic coming from the\New Delhi area towards east Delhi. We had to divert it towards\Delhi Gate and with Bhairon Road being choked, the commuters\had to face a troubled time,\\" said a senior police officer.\ JNUSU has been agitating against Najeeb\\’s disappearance\from campus, alleging inaction on part of the administration.\The protesting students had even confined the Vice-Chancellor\(VC) and other senior officials in the administrative building\for over 20 hours last week.\ Following directives from the Union Home Ministry, Delhi\Police have formed a special investigation team (SIT) to trace\the missing student. PTI GJS SLB\RC\

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