New Delhi, 21: The Delhi court on Monday said that on March 27, it will decide whether the nine students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) who are suspects in Najeeb Ahmed missing row be asked consent for lie detector test by Delhi Police. The Delhi court on March 15 had reserved its order after the counsel appearing for the students submitted that the “lie detector test is unconstitutional and illegal unless it is voluntary”. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sumit Dass was supposed to submit its report on Monday but the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate stated that the order was not ready and the matter has been deferred to March 27.
The nine students, who are suspects in the case approached the court challenging the notice sent to them by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police asking them to be present before the magistrate for recording the statement that whether they are willing to undergo the lie detector test.
The notice issued by the probe agency on January 23 claimed that the lie detector test will help in getting information about the whereabouts of Najeeb Ahmed. Since other leads failed in producing any results, the Delhi High Court had asked the Delhi Police to explore avenues of the prob like polygraph test that could led to information related to Najeeb Ahmed.
Three months after missing from JNU campus, Delhi police announced Rs 5 lakh as a reward for information about Najeeb Ahmed. However, after failing to collect any clue in the case the Delhi Police doubled the amount to Rs 10 lakh. After this, a man called to Najeeb’s relatives demanding 20 lakh ransom for his release. He was arrested from Maharajgani in Uttar Pradesh by a Crime Branch team.
The Delhi High Court observed on Monday, no one seems be happy with Delhi police investigation to trace missing JNU student.
“No one, be it the roommate or the family of the student or nine suspected students, appears to be happy with the manner in which the investigation is being carried on,” a bench of Justices GS Sistani and Vinod Goel said.
Najeeb Ahmad, an MSc Biotechnology student, went missing on October 15 after a scuffle with the alleged ABVP affiliated students at his hostel on the JNU campus.