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Rajnath Singh Asks Police to Set Up Special Team to Find Missing JNU Student

New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Vice-Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar coming out of his office at JNU on Thursday after being gheraoed by students protesting over missing varsity student Najeeb Ahmed. Credit: PTI (PTI10_20_2016_000287B)

New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Vice-Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar coming out of his office at JNU on Thursday after being gheraoed by students protesting over missing varsity student Najeeb Ahmed. Credit: PTI
(PTI10_20_2016_000287B)

New Delhi: Home minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday directed the Delhi police to set up a special team to trace a missing student of Jawaharlal Nehru University, where a section of students has been staging a protest alleging inaction by authorities in the case.

Singh called up the commissioner of Delhi police and told him to set up the special team to find the missing student, a home ministry official said.

The student, Najeeb Ahmed, went missing on Saturday following a brawl on the campus the night before.

Agitating JNU students had confined the vice chancellor, M. Jagadesh Kumar, and about 12 other officials in the university’s administrative building between Wednesday and Thursday, though students and mediapersons were able to access the building.

Rejecting allegations of inaction, Kumar on Thursday said they had written to the police about the missing student and an inquiry by the university will be expedited and the “guilty” will be punished.

Coming down heavily on protesting students, the VC warned of action against them. He said that several rounds of talks were held with the students to convince them regarding the sincerity of the university to locate Ahmed but they were continuing with their “illegal” activity.