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Police scanning NCR madrasas to trace Najeeb Ahmed

Published : Nov 6, 2016, 1:27 am IST
Updated : Nov 6, 2016, 1:27 am IST

To locate the missing 27-year-old JNU student, Najeeb Ahmed, Delhi police has formed about 50 teams which are knocking the doors of madrasas across the national capital, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Najeeb Ahmed
 Najeeb Ahmed

To locate the missing 27-year-old JNU student, Najeeb Ahmed, Delhi police has formed about 50 teams which are knocking the doors of madrasas across the national capital, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Investigators have deployed teams in Jamia area of Delhi and Aligarh Muslim University in UP and the city police has alerted all the state police forces across the country about the missing student. A senior police officer said that pamphlets carrying Najeeb’s picture and information will soon be put up all over the country. It is reliably learnt that psychoanalytical profiling of Najeeb was also done after his doctors were consulted.

Najeeb’s email, Facebook, and cell phone conversations are also being examined and investigation so far shows that he was suffering from depression because most of his batchmates were younger to him. He had reportedly been preparing for various competitive exams for the past four years.

Preliminary investigations show that Najeeb was taking anti-depressant pills.

Elder son in the family, Najeeb graduated from Aligarh Muslim University and thereafter went to Jamia University. “He joined JNU against the wishes of his mother and had shifted to the hostel only a few days before he went missing,” an officer said.

The officer added that Najeeb was very attached to his mother and after the incident, he had called her. Thereafter, she had left for Delhi but unfortunately, by the time she reached Anand Vihar, he had gone missing. “Our top priority is to trace him and we believe that he may have taken shelter in some madrasa or dargah. We have deployed teams in three top universities.”

Investigators said that they have also checked with his relatives staying in Jamia Nagar where he was staying before he moved to JNU, but he hasn’t made any contacts with them yet.

Najeeb, a student of the School of Biotechnology, and a native of Badaun in Uttar Pradesh, went missing following an on-campus scuffle, allegedly with members of ABVP, on October 15. Investigators say that they have verified over 300 auto-rickshaws plying in the area but have not been able to trace the auto he took after leaving the campus.

“We are still trying to trace the vehicle,” the officer said, adding, “Apart from this, 150 extra police personnel have been deployed in each district to trace him. About 20,000 posters with a picture of Najeeb and his information have already been circulated all over Delhi.”

Police commissioner Alok Kumar Verma has also asked specialised units of the force — Crime Branch and Special Cell — to look for the missing student.

Both elite units have formed a team and started looking for him.

Interestingly, the SIT is headed by former top anti-terror officer Manishi Chandra, who has nabbed most of the members of the banned terror group, Indian Mujahideen.

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