Police on Sunday detained the mother of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed and other protesters after the protests took a violent turn at India Gate, reports Times Now.
Najeeb's mother was reportedly dragged by the Delhi police officials from the protest site. Violent images of the clashes between protesters and police went viral on social media.
This is the picture that did the rounds on social media:
This is such a heartbreaking picture of JNU student Najeeb's mother. pic.twitter.com/HjjP7Hb2tA— Ashwaq Masoodi (@ashwaqM) November 6, 2016
Here's a footage of a part of the protests:
Protests at near India Gate, Delhi over missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, who has been missing for around 22 days, all protesters detained pic.twitter.com/3RaasstluA— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) November 6, 2016
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said President Pranab Mukherjee has assured that he will seek a report from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the JNU administration on the missing student.
I handed over this letter to Rashtrapati ji when I met him today on Najeeb issue https://t.co/eu49BQlgsR— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 6, 2016
Talking to reporters after the meeting, he said he apprised Mukherjee of the matter. He also alleged that the Delhi Police did not take any action in the matter due to "political pressure".
"People who were involved in the brawl with Najeeb were questioned by the police yesterday, 22 days after he went missing. That was also a formality. We have apprised the President of the matter. He has assured us that he will seek a report from the Delhi Police and JNU in this regard," Kejriwal said.
"Met Hon'ble Prez to seek his intervention on missing JNU student Najeeb. He assured of all support and that he will seek report from MHA n JNU," he later tweeted.
Kejriwal, who has had frequent run-ins with the Delhi Police, had said it will not dare to pursue any investigation in this regard as RSS' students' wing ABVP was involved in the brawl.
The intense situation has led disruption of traffic in the city causing traffic jam across the several parts of Central Delhi, reports ANI.
Najeeb had gone missing on 15 October following a brawl at his hostel on October 14 night.
(With inputs from PTI)