The Delhi chief minister met the President, who reportedly assured him he would ask the interior ministry for a report on Najeeb Ahmed (R). Photograph: (Facebook)
Najeeb Ahmed's sister was also detained, then let off. Ahmed (right) has been missing for 23 days now
The mother and sister of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmed, missing now for 23 days, were on Sunday detained when they, along with scores of agitating students, tried to take out a protest march to India Gate in the Indian capital Delhi demanding intensified police efforts to trace him.
Fatima Nafees, mother of Najeeb, along with the students, who were on their way to India Gate, was allegedly dragged into a bus by Delhi police, PTI reported.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal criticised the action and visited the police station. Nafees and her daughter Sadaf were later released.
However, the Delhi police denied manhandling the protesters, saying that all the actions were taken "within the frameworks of law".
"No one has been manhandled and no force has been used against anyone. Adequate male and female police was there. Within the parameters of law we handled the entire situation," southwest Delhi joint commissioner of police Deependra Pathak said.
He added that few protesters, including Najeeb's mother, were taken to a police station but were later sent back home.
Earlier in the day, Kejriwal met President Pranab Mukherjee, and said he had been given an assurance that the President would seek a report from the interior ministry and the JNU administration.
The chief minister submitted a memorandum to the President expressing concern over the “worrisome” situation prevailing in the university.