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Missing JNU student Najeeb: All you need to know from ‘ransom call’ to latest development

Though the mystery over the whereabouts of Najeeb Ahmed, an MSc Biotechnology student of Jawaharlal Nehru University, who had gone missing on October 15 after a scuffle allegedly with ABVP affiliated students on the JNU campus, reports have surfaced that the Delhi Police is dong all to crack the case.

In the latest development a man was arrested for making a ransom call to missing Najeeb’s relatives demanding Rs 20 lakh. And on Monday, police interrogated him at length to get to the depth of the story. On Sunday, Najeeb’s family had denied of receiving any ransom call. However, Najeeb’s cousin Sadaf Musharraf claimed her father had indeed received such a call around January 15 and had informed police about it.

Since Najeeb went missing, Najeeb’s family members have been stationed in Zakir Nagar from where they are campaigning for finding the missing JNU student with little success.

Even after a reward of Rs 10 lakh has been announced by Delhi Police on any information about him, success is yet to come by.

Talking about the accused Shameem (19) who was arrested recently from Maharajganj in Uttar Pradesh and was brought to Delhi and put through sustained interrogation by Crime Branch sleuths, a police officer said: “He had used other numbers also to make the phone calls and police is trying it find out from where he procured the SIM cards. It is also being probed whether he was just making the calls for earning easy money or there was some ulterior motive.

“We receive a lot of calls- some sympathising with us and some troubling us like these ones. There are some calls where people even ask us to search for his body. We inform police about each and every call we receive and they decide which call they have to investigate,” Najeeb’s cousin said.

Sadaf said they try and attend every call and in case they miss a call, they call back because they don’t know which call might be “from Najeeb” or “a call that might lead them to Najeeb”, reported PTI.

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