Reward for tracing JNU student raised to Rs 2 lakh
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday met senior police officers to know the fate of a JNU student missing for about three weeks. The reward for tracing him has been raised to Rs 2 lakh.
“All out efforts are being made to trace Najeeb,” Jung’s office said in a statement after his meeting with Special Commissioner of Police P Kamraj, Joint Commissioner of Police R P Upadhyay and Special Investigation Team head Manishi Chandra. Jung’s meeting came a day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus and urged the students to take their protests to the India Gate complex in the city’s heart.
Najeeb went missing from JNU after a tiff with alleged members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). The ABVP has denied any involvement in his disappearance. “Police have posted over 20,000 posters in Delhi and outside. The SIT has checked with over 300 auto-rickshaws plying in the area,” the statement said.
Police teams have also visited Ajmer, Kota, Rae Bareli, Roorkee, Faizabad, Azamgarh and Badaun in search of Ahmed, it said.
The reward for providing information leading to Ahmed’s whereabouts has been doubled to Rs 2 lakh.