“The investigation in this case has shown blatant political interference at the highest levels and the extent to which institutions such as the Delhi Police and the CBI has been severely compromised under the Modi Government,” said Fatima Nafees, mother of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed.
She said that despite repeated appeals, protests and strong arguments made in the court, both the CBI and the Delhi Police have stubbornly refused to investigate into the assault against Najeeb the night before he disappeared. “Najeeb’s assaulters who are all ABVP members have been represented at various points by the most expensive and high profile lawyers. Our case against the media groups and ABVP members for defaming my son, filed at the Patiala Court went missing from the court premises,” alleged Ms. Nafees.
“I am heartbroken at this verdict. The CBI has conducted the most biased investigation and its sole objective has been to shield those who assaulted my son. I still retain faith in the judiciary and will not stop until I find justice for my son,” Ms. Nafees said after the hearing.
JNUSU President N. Sai Balaji said, “While we are deeply dejected with the verdict of the High Court, we are determined to carry this struggle forward. The CBI and the Delhi Police have become puppets under the Modi regime and it has been apparent in the way in which the investigation over the last two years have been severely compromised.”
This setback will not deter us from our struggle for justice for Najeeb and we will challenge this order in the Supreme Court and we will rally in her support, said Ms. Nafees.