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HC Parries Fatima Nafees’s Habeas Corpus Petition, Allows CBI File Closure Report


A habeas corpus petition filed by Fatima Nafees, the mother of JNU student Najeeb Ahmed who went missing after brutal brawl by ABVP members two years ago, to trace her son has been disposed off by the Delhi High Court. Her request to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has also been declined. Instead, the Court has allowed CBI to file a closure report in Najeeb missing case. The CBI which had taken over the probe on May 16 last year, has said that it has looked into all possible aspects of the case and holds the opinion that ‘no offence was committed against Najeeb Ahmed’.

The lawyer of Fatima Nafees remarked that “CBI has succumbed to the pressures of its masters”.

In a Facebook note released by Fatima Nafees, she has said that she will challenge this order in the Supreme Court. Last month, her defamation case filed against the media groups and ABVP members at the Patiala Court for “maligning her son and linking him to a terrorist organisation” went missing from the court premises.

“I am heartbroken at this verdict. The CBI has conducted the most biased investigation and its sole objective has been to shield those who assaulted my son. I still retain faith in the judiciary and will not stop until I find justice for my son,” Fatima Nafees said after the hearing.

The investigation in this case has shown the blatant political interference at the highest levels and the extent to which institutions such as the Delhi Police and the CBI has been severely compromised under the Modi Government. Despite repeated appeals and protests and strongest arguments made in the court, both the CBI and the Delhi Police has stubbornly refused to investigate into the assault against Najeeb the night before he disappeared. Najeeb’s assaulters who are all ABVP members have been represented at various points by the most expensive and high profile lawyers.