Published: 28th March 2019
CBI denies missing JNU student Najeeb's mother access to his call logs, other records
he CBI's move effectively denies Fatima her right to file a petition against the CBI's report. The matter will be heard next on 22nd April.
The Central Bureau of Investigation denied the missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed's mother Fatima Nafees access to witness statements of JNU students and Najeeb's call records.
In its reply today, filed before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Patiala House Courts, the CBI argued that "there is no provision in law" to provide these documents. Najeeb's brother Haseeb Ahmad said that they have lost all hope after a tiresome three-day struggle, "These three days have been very tough on Ammi (Fatima) as well. We are going to protest against this. No matter what happens with the Case."
"If there is no evidence against the ABVP students who assaulted Najeeb, as the CBI has claimed repeatedly, then what is the harm in providing the witness statements? Their denial has made it evident that the CBI is not only shielding those involved in Najeeb's disappearance but also its own shoddy investigation," read s statement on Fatima's Facebook post. The CBI's move effectively denies Fatima her right to file a petition against the CBI's report.
“The Investigation Officer Vishal told me before the hearing that the CBI will provide all the documents to me. I was shocked to go inside the court and learn that the CBI has denied them on record. The CBI has not done anything to find my son, and they continue to mislead the court. They are closing all my avenues to find my son to protect the ABVP students who assaulted Najeeb before his disappearance”, said Fatima.
Fatima's advocate said that they will ensure that the CBI does not trample upon her rights to file a protest petition. The matter will be heard next on 22nd April.