Published: 28th June 2019
Disappearance of Najeeb Ahmed: CBI refuses to share call detail records with Fatima Nafis
On April 22, a CBI court had ordered the body to present all the documents relating to the investigation to Najeeb's mother
The Central Bureau of Investigation, which was probing the disappearance of the JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, on Friday, refused to hand over Najeeb's call detail records to his mother Fatima Nafis. Previously, a CBI court had ordered the body to submit all the call detail records, witness statements and other documents related to the case to Nafis.
In a release, Nafis said that the CBI claimed that Najeeb’s CDR was not relevant and the documents relied upon for the investigation are available only to the accused and not to the victim. "How is it that in the case of a person's disappearance, a premier investigating agency does not consider his phone records as important and relevant? How can the CBI deny such a crucial evidence to challenge their closure report?" she asks.
"The CBI refused to file the CDR in its closure report, even though it has used it in its documents," says N Sai Balaji, President, JNU Students' Union. "But it is important for us to know where Najeeb was. If you're using it in the report, why not file it?" he asks.
Najeeb's case was initially investigated by the Vasant Kunj Police, which was subsequently passed on to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Delhi Police, the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police and then the CBI. But neither of them was able to make any headway in the case. A first year MSc Biotechnology student in the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Najeeb disappeared on October 15, 2016. A day after he had gotten into an argument with a few ABVP activists.