India: 600 cops, sniffer dogs search JNU campus to find clues on missing student Najeeb

Najeeb has been missing since October 15 after a scuffle at his hostel allegedly with ABVP students on the night of October 14. Photograph:( AFP )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 19, 2016, 02.23 PM (IST)

More than six hundred Delhi Police personnel assisted by sniffer dogs scanned the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus on Monday to search for clues that could help them trace missing student Najeeb Ahmed, news agency Press Trust of India reported.

Najeeb has been missing for more than two months now. 

The police began their search around 11 am under the supervision of DCP (Crime Branch) G Ram Gopal Naik, PTI reports.

The sniffer dogs failed to make any headway and stopped after circling around in the hostel where Najeeb stayed.

About 65-70 per cent of the campus was covered today and rest including the residential areas and the interiors of the campus will be scanned tomorrow, a senior police officer was quoted as saying by PTI.

Najeeb's mother Fatima Nafees who was present at the hostel termed the police search "too late" and "futile", according to PTI.

"They should have carried out this search immediately after Najeeb went missing. But now, it's of no use. I appeal to police to bring back my son and I will take him home from here," she told PTI.

Najeeb went missing on October 15 following an on-campus scuffle allegedly with ABVP members the night before. 

The search follows an order by the Delhi High Court last week to scan the entire campus, including hostels, classrooms and rooftops, of the buildings with help of sniffer dogs.

(WION with inputs from PTI)