Justice Muralidhar Transferred For Criticizing Centre, Delhi Government And Cops
Delhi High Court judge Justice S Muralidharhas been transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High court after he grilled the centre, the state government and the Delhi Police over the handling of Delhi violence that left 32 people dead and over 200 injured.
Transfer of Delhi High Court Justice
According to the officials, Justice Muralidhar was transferred on the recommendation of a Supreme Court panel two weeks ago on February 12. But the notification on the transfer was issued around 11 pm on Wednesday night. Also, the transfer notification doesn’t give any time to join the new post. But generally, the judges get 14 days to go on a new posting.
The Delhi High Court Bar Association condemned the transfer and demanded recall of Justice Muralidhar by Supreme Court Collegium. Justice Muralidhar had earlier that they couldn’t let another 1984 like event happen in the country. Also, he asked the government at the centre and in Delhi to work together to handle the violent situation in Delhi.
Stern comment made by Justice Muralidhar
Justice Muralidhar made the stern comment after watching videos of hate speeches by BJP leaders Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur, Abhay Verma and Parvesh Verma during a hearing on a petition seeking FIRs against those that incited violence in northeast Delhi.
Justice Muralidhar asked when would the FIR be filed. The Solicitor General Tushar Mehta representing the centre argued that the FIRs would be filed on an appropriate time. Then Justice Muralidhar asked when would the appropriate time come. The city is burning.