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JNU V-C meets Police Commissioner, reward for info increased to Rs 1 lakh

Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar on Monday met Police Commissioner Alok Verma over Najeeb Ahmed controversy, the first year M.Sc Biotech student from JNU who has been missing from campus since October 15 and remains untraced till date. 

The Vice-Chancellor expressed his anguish over the fact that police had not been able to trace Ahmed yet. 

As the pressure to find Najeeb Ahmed grows, the Delhi  Police have increased the reward money to find him from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh. 

The Vice-Chancellor later convened a meeting with all the stakeholders at his office and briefed them of the situation.

He again requested all the stakeholders of the campus to deal with the matter lawfully and calmly and not allow vested interests to again malign the image of JNU.

Meanwhile, the JNUSU also stepped up pressure in the case of Najeeb Ahmed. 

Monday saw yet another protest from JNU students about the search for Ahmed who went missing on October 15, after a violent altercation with members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad at the Mahi Mandavi hostel. The university students had gheraoed the V-C and other officials for an entire night last week and on Sunday, formed a human chain right up to his home.

The JNUSU president Mohit Pandey also wrote a letter to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and mentioned that justice was being denied to Ahmed. 

In the letter, Mohit stated that the administration has labelled Najeeb as one of the accused in the case. 

Later a group of over 200 students led by JNUSU and Left-wing backed student groups marched from Mandi House area to Jantar Mantar and chanted slogans in support of Najeeb Ahmed. 

The students demanded action by the home ministry and Delhi for speedy tracing of Najeeb Ahmed. 
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