New Delhi: Hearing a protest petition of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed’s mother against the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)’s closure report, a Delhi court on Monday directed the agency to give copies of all related statements and documents into the case within two weeks. Also Read - A Year After JNU Campus Attack, Controversial Vice Chancellor's Term Extended
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Naveen Kumar Kashyap directed the agency to supply the documents in physical or electronic form and asked the investigating officer of the case to appear before it on May 7. Also Read - Common Aptitude Test To Be Implemented for Admission in DU, JNU, BHU, Other Central Universities From 2021
The court was hearing a protest petition filed by Fatima Nafees which said that she had not been supplied statement of witnesses. Najeeb went missing after an altercation with some ABVP students in October 2016. Also Read - JNU To Reopen For Science Stream's PWD-PhD Students From December 21
The case was transferred to CBI in 2017. However, after a year of investigation, the CBI said it had not been able to crack the case.
On October 8, the Delhi High Court had allowed the CBI to file a closure report and had also asked some media houses to retract certain news reports and videos which allegedly linked Ahmed with the terror outfit ISIS.
The Delhi High Court had dismissed the allegations by Fatima Nafees that CBI wanted to file the closure report due to “political compulsions”.
A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel had also dismissed her allegation that the probe by the CBI was “tardy and slow”.
The court said if Najeeb’s mother wanted the status report of the probe, she would have to move the trial court. Reacting to the verdict, Fatima had alleged that the probe agency “misguided the court”, adding that she will move the Supreme Court against the order.