Ravi Shankar Prasad defends transfer of Justice Muralidhar
Amid controversy over the transfer of Delhi High Court Justice S Muralidhar, who criticised Delhi Police over violence, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has hit out at the Congress and accused the party of politicising a routine move.
On Delhi HC Judge S Muralidhar being transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Union Law Minister said the process was done following the recommendation of the Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India. "While transferring the judge consent of the judge is taken. The well settled process has been followed," Ravi Shankar said.
Transfer of Hon’ble Justice Muralidhar was done pursuant to the recommendation dated 12.02.2020 of the Supreme Court collegium headed by Chief Justice of India. While transferring the judge consent of the judge is taken. The well settled process have been followed.— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) February 27, 2020
"By politicising a routine transfer, Congress has yet again displayed its scant regard for the judiciary," Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted on Thursday as he alleged that the party was "hell bent on destroying the very institutions India cherishes by constantly attacking them".