Judge hearing violence case transferred

Delhi HC Judge S Muralidhar was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court, days after the Supreme Court collegium 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.Meanwhile, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said the transfer of Justice Muralidhar was done pursuant to the recommendation dated 12 February of the SC collegium headed by CJI. 'The well settled process have been followed. By politicising a routine transfer, Congress has yet again displayed its scant regard for the judiciary,' he added.