CBI may give up on Najeeb, I won’t, says his mother
Bareilly: After media reports said that CBI was considering filing a closure report in the case of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmad who disappeared in October 2016, his mother, Fatima Nafees, said she will not let this case be closed and move the Supreme Court for help.
“We are not satisfied with the CBI investigation. How can Najeeb disappear into the thin air? I will not let this case be closed and if need arises, we will move the Supreme Court. The probe agency may give up, but I will continue to fight for my son. I am considering requesting the top court to set up an independent team led by a retired judge to trace Najeeb,” she told TOI.
Fatima, who returned to her home in Badaun on Friday morning after a court hearing in Delhi, said, “When CBI took over the case nearly a year ago, it had promised me that they will safely bring back my son. However, after probing it for a year, the agency is clueless. We had given names of nine suspects who had assaulted Najeeb and only tough questioning with them would have helped agency. They were the ones who went to Najeeb’s room and had an altercation with him after which he mysteriously disappeared. No minister has ever tweeted in our support. I have full faith in judiciary and I will get justice as law and humanity are alive in this country. Allah will ensure punishment to people who had taken away Najeeb from his mother.”
Though Najeeb has been missing for more than oneand-a-half years, Fatima said she believes that her son is alive. “My heart says that my son is alive but is kept in captivity. I don’t know when he will return home but I will make all efforts to get my son back,’’ she said.
Fatima reiterated that she will drop all cases if her son comes back to her alive. “I have been saying it from day one of his disappearance that I will withdraw the case if Najeeb is returned to me,” she said.