Na­jeeb’s brother gets job with waqf board, 5-lakh aid

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New Delhi: Three years af­ter Jawa­har­lal Nehru Univer­sity (JNU) stu­dent Na­jeeb Ahmed went miss­ing, Delhi Waqf Board has de­cided to em­ploy his younger brother Haseeb Ahmed as an en­gi­neer with the board. The board’s chair­man, Amanat­ul­lah Khan, also pro­vided Rs 5 lakh com­pen­sa­tion to Ahmed’s fam­ily.

Speak­ing to TOI, 25-yearold Haseeb, a civil en­gi­neer, said since the com­ple­tion of his course in 2017 from Bareilly, he has been un­em­ployed and spend­ing his time trav­el­ling with his mother.

“I have only been trav­el­ling with my mother for her speech to dif­fer­ent cities where she is called to de­liver a talk on var­i­ous is­sues and prob­lems our fam­ily has faced in the past three years,” he said.

Na­jeeb Ahmed was a first year MSc Biotech­nol­ogy stu­dent at JNU who went miss­ing un­der sus­pi­cious cir­cum­stances on Oc­to­ber 15, 2016 — a night af­ter al­legedly get­ting in­volved in a scuf­fle.

On Satur­day, Haseeb was asked to come to Delhi from Badaun by the Delhi gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials. “They asked me to bring my CV, and based on my cre­den­tials, of­fered me a per­ma­nent job. They also gave us Rs 5 lakh to bear the le­gal fees to file a pe­ti­tion against CBI for clos­ing the case,” Haseeb said.

Mean­while, Khan said that, “The fam­ily has been suf­fer­ing for nearly three years and we wanted to help them. Con­sid­er­ing sev­eral le­gal bat­tles they have fought, we de­cided to help them fi­nan­cially and also of­fered a job to Haseeb based on his cre­den­tials.”

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