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President Mukherjee to seek report from JNU Admin, Delhi Police over missing student

Updated: Nov 06, 2016 14:56 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 6 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday met President Pranab Mukherjee to seek his intervention in the matter of the missing student from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and was assured of all help possible.

Speaking to the media here after meeting with the President, Kejriwal pinned the blame on Delhi Police, accusing them of refusing to take action after coming under political pressure.

"Najeeb has been missing for the past 23 days, ever since he got into a scuffle with some ABVP students and was even beaten up in the presence of wardens. It is clear as day that the Delhi Police is not taking any action in the matter due to political pressure. Those who were involved in the brawl were questioned for the first time in 23 days yesterday and that too as a formality," Kejriwal said.

The Chief Minister further said that President Mukherjee had assured him of seeking a report from the JNU administration and the Delhi Police as well.

Last week, Kejriwal had made a beeline to the JNU campus along with other party leaders to take on the Centre over the missing student.

"The way the country has progressed in the last two years is of grave concern. Today Najeeb is missing. Tomorrow my son can go missing," Kejriwal said.

Hitting out at ABVP, he added, "The message is clear. Whoever opposes ABVP, BJP and RSS will be considered as anti-national. The party is not of Hindus, not Muslims, neither of their fathers. I went to Gujarat. They have killed Patidars, they have killed dalits. Instead of consoling the family of former armymen, police beat up the family members."

Najeeb went missing on the intervening night of October 14 and 15 after allegedly being beaten up by a mob of 20 students comprising ABVP members, who had gone campaigning to his room for hostel elections. (ANI)