20 October, New Delhi
After the Jawaharlal Nehru University students staged protests outside the administrative block and confined its top authorities, demanding a conclusive response on the whereabouts of missing student Najeeb Ahmed, varsity Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar today assured students of fair inquiry into the matter and urged them to suspend the agitation.
Ahmed, a student of School of Biotechnology, had been missing since October 15 after an altercation with some Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) students at the Mahi-Mandavi hostel.
“Agitating JNU students should realise it is wrong to physically confine their own teachers like this. This will only affect our JNU,” the VC tweeted.
Mr Kumar said he had spoken to the students and explained them the efforts made by the JNU to locate the missing student. He also appealed to the missing student to return and resume his academic activities without fear stating that a fair inquiry was initiated.
“Some students are doing politics in the varsity which is spoiling the name of the JNU,” the VC said.
Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told reporters, “The university administration has been doing, what it has to do. It is very sad that they gheraoed the VC and other officials.”
He added that some students in the varsity come here only to do politics, rather than engaging in all these matter they should concentrate on their studies.
Meanwhile, the Delhi police have also put up posters in the campus announcing a cash reward of Rs 50,000 for anyone giving clue about the missing student.