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ABVP member guilty of assaulting Najeeb Ahmed, says JNU enquiry

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India TV News Desk, New Delhi [Published on:20 Nov 2016, 12:53:02]

A proctorial enquiry by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has found an Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) member Vikrant Kumar guilty of assaulting Najeeb Ahmed during a brawl following which the latter went missing over a month ago. 

Najeeb (27), a student of School of Biotechnology and a native of Badaun in Uttar Pradesh, went missing on October 15 following an on-campus scuffle allegedly with the members of ABVP, including Vikrant, the night before. 

JNU administration had ordered a proctorial enquiry into the incident.

"In the proctorial enquiry, Vikrant Kumar has been found to be involved in hitting Najeeb Ahmed and using derogatory language with provocative behaviour on October 14. This is an act of indiscipline and misconduct," an official order read. 

Vikrant has been asked to explain why disciplinary action 

should not be initiated against him. 

ABVP, an RSS affiliated student body, has come out in Vikrant's support and accused the university administration of being "biased" in conducting the enquiry. 

"The proctor has taken deposition of those students into account who were not even present there. Not only the enquiry is biased but even the administration is siding with the left-dominated students union," Saurabh Sharma, ABVP member and former JNUSU member said. 

JNU students and teachers have been agitating against the university administration and Delhi Police for their failure to locate the missing student. 

The protesting students had even confined the Vice Chancellor and other senior officials in the administrative building for over 20 hours. 

Last month, an SIT was formed to trace the missing student on the directive of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma. 

The SIT, headed by Additional DCP-II(South) Manishi Chandra, failed to get any actionable clues in the matter. 

The case was later transferred to Delhi Police's Crime Branch. 

Delhi Police will be rolling out advertisements in print and on FM radio stations asking people to share information on Najeeb.

The advertisements will also contain sketches of Najeeb with a beard and other possible appearances he might have assumed, a senior police official privy to the probe said today. 

"Najeeb belongs to Badaun and has studied in Bareilly. He went missing from JNU and was last seen getting off from an auto at the Jamia. That is why these advertisements will be focused on these areas where Najeeb could allegedly be hiding or people have a connection with him," he said. 

Police had sought CCTV footage from Jamia authorities in connection with Najeeb's disappearance but it has been erased as the authorities store a day's clips for one month, prompting the probe team to seek help from Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) to retrieve the images. 

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Najeeb Ahmed went missing on Oct 15 after a scuffle allegedly with ABVP members Photo: PTI