Delhi HC transfers missing JNU student case to CBI

Najeeb Ahmad has been missing since October 15, 2016.

Updated - May 16, 2017 02:54 pm IST

Published - May 16, 2017 01:15 pm IST - New Delhi

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The Delhi High Court on Tuesday transferred the investigation into the disappearance of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmad to the CBI from police. He has been missing since October 15, 2016.

A bench of Justices G.S. Sistani and Rekha Palli transferred the matter to the CBI with immediate effect on a plea by the student’s mother after the Delhi Police said it had no problem with such a direction.


The court said the probe by the CBI would be supervised by an officer not less than the rank of a DIG.

While transferring the matter, the court noted that the Delhi Police had implemented all directions and suggestions given by the court.

The matter will be taken up next on July 17.

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