Justice Muralidhar transfer: Rahul Gandhi remembers Judge Loya, Priyanka calls it shameful
“Remembering the brave Judge Loya, who wasn’t transferred,” Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Thursday said it was “sad and shameful” that Justice S Muralidhar of the Delhi High Court was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
“The midnight transfer of Justice Muralidhar isn’t shocking given the current dispensation, but it is certainly sad & shameful. Millions of Indians have faith in a resilient & upright judiciary, the government’s attempts to muzzle justice & break their faith are deplorable,” tweeted Priyanka Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, meanwhile, tweeted: “Remembering the brave Judge Loya, who wasn’t transferred.”
Delhi HC Judge S Muralidhar was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court, days after the Supreme Court made the recommendation.
The judge was hearing the Delhi violence case and the late evening notification came on the day when a bench headed by him expressed "anguish" over the Delhi Police's failure to register FIRs against alleged hate speeches by three BJP leaders.
A notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice states that the President took the decision after consulting the Chief Justice of India.
The notification, however, does not mention when he has to take the charge of his office.
Justice Muralidhar had pulled up the Delhi Police over its inaction in filing FIRs against BJP leaders who made hate speeches and expressed “anguish” over the communal violence in northeast Delhi, a notification was issued approving a February 12 recommendation of the Supreme Court Collegium to transfer him to the Punjab and Haryana HC.