A day after Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal critiqued the city police for failing to trace a JNU student, missing since 15 October, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday asked the force to speed up their efforts.
The Lt Governor on Friday held a meeting with top cops, including Special Commissioner (law and order), Joint CP (South-East Range), Head of SIT and took stock of the investigation in the case, LG office said in a statement.
He also increased the reward money from Rs one lakh to Rs two lakh for giving information about the whereabouts of the missing student. 27-year-old Najeeb Ahmed, a student of School of Biotechnology and a native of Badaun in Uttar Pradesh, went missing on October 15 following an on-campus scuffle allegedly with the members of ABVP the night before. Jung directed the police that no effort be spared to trace the student.
In the meeting, police told the LG that all out efforts were being made to trace Najeeb. They said that over 20,000 posters have been pasted in Delhi and outside. The force also apprised the Lt Governor that the entire incident has been repeatedly re-examined and that areas in and around Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) searched comprehensively several times.
(With inputs from PTI)