Published: 01st October 2019
Huge relief: Missing JNU student Najeeb's brother after Delhi Waqf board gives him a job, Rs 5 lakh
JNU student Najeeb Ahmed disappeared mysteriously on October 15, 2016. He allegedly clashed with a few ABVP activists on the previous night
Three years after JNU student Najeeb Ahmed's disappearance, the Delhi Waqf Board has offered a job to his younger brother Haseeb Ahmad. It has also handed over a cheque of Rs 5 Lakh to Najeeb's mother Fatima Nafis. A first-year MSc Biotechnology student at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Najeeb had disappeared on October 15, 2016.
Fatima, popularly known as Ammi by JNU students and civil society, is extremely relieved and grateful. "I was stressed about Haseeb. This is a huge relief," she tells us.
A BTech graduate, 25-year-old Haseeb has been offered the position of an engineer at the Delhi Waqf Board. He is said to receive the appointment letter in the next couple of days. "I got to know about this only yesterday. MLA Amanatullah Khan, who is also the Waqf Board chairman had called us for a meeting. That was when we got to know about this," he says. "This makes things easier for us in our fight for justice. It was difficult for us to come to Delhi from Badaun frequently, but now that I'll be staying in Delhi, I can coordinate things better," he adds.
In 2016, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had promised to help Najeeb's family. "I am with you and will do whatever is required to help trace him. It’s a very serious matter and the government will not let you down and use all its resources available to help you out,” he then said. "For the past couple of years, they didn't follow up. But now, they were in dire need of help. However, Ammi (Fatima) was adamant of not accepting help from any individual or political party," says a source close to the family.
Najeeb's case is currently being investigated by the CBI, but there is little hope that he will be found alive after such a stretch of time.