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Missing JNU Student Najeeb's Family Claims Harassment by Delhi Police

The family of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed on Saturday accused Delhi Police of harassing them during a pre-dawn search in their house in Badaun.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:January 29, 2017, 5:40 PM IST
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File photo of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed.

New Delhi: The family of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed on Saturday accused Delhi Police of harassing them during a pre-dawn search in their house in Badaun, a charge refuted by the agency saying it was working on a clue to trace him.

"This morning, around 4 AM, four jeeps of Delhi Police accompanied by local police (Baduan in Uttar Pradesh) stormed into the house of Ashraf Qadri, Najeeb's maternal uncle. Around 50 police personnel forcefully barged into the house," a family member claimed, adding that on entering the house, the police started clicking photographs and shot videos.

"They searched every nook and cranny of the house to find Najeeb, and threatened the family members to produce Najeeb if they had hidden him somewhere. They even harassed his grandfather, who is 90 years old," said the family member. However, Delhi Police strongly refuted the reports of


"Search operations are continuing in all possible places including friends and relatives and notices are being issued in suitable cases. This morning, our team with local (Badaun) police made a proper search. The DCP himself led the team," said Ravindra Yadav, joint commissioner of police (Crime).

Videography was done of the proceedings which will make it clear that the allegations are baseless, he said.

"Najeeb's email was accessed by some unknown individualsas per our technical analysis and we swiftly reacted and teams reached Badaun within no time and could traceout the email accessor who turned out to be his own maternal uncle Ashraf Qadri. The teams were sent under the close supervision of DCP and required legal procedures have been followed and necessary legal steps are being taken," he added.

Police said they are following every possible lead and Badaun police was taken along to assure people of the right intentions.

Najeeb has been missing since October 15 after a scuffle at his hostel allegedly with ABVP students on the night of October 14. A reward of Rs 10 lakh has been announced by Delhi Police on any information about Najeeb.

ALSO READ: AMU Students Demand CBI Probe into Najeeb Ahmed's Disappearance From JNU

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| Edited by: Bijaya Das
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