March 01, 2020

Hold Justice Muralidhar’s Transfer in Abeyance

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on February 27

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) notes with concern the midnight transfer of Justice S Muralidhar to Punjab and Haryana High Court from his present position as the third senior most judge of the Delhi High Court.

This transfer is part of a recommendation of the Supreme Court collegium, which was protested against by the Delhi High Court Bar Association for well-argued judicial-administrative considerations. Post haste implementation appears to be a selective response for what unfolded in the Delhi High Court yesterday.  The fact remains that the Bench headed by Justice Muralidhar called the bluff of the Delhi police in trying to shield the hate speeches of top BJP leaders in Delhi in the course of the Delhi assembly election and after.

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) urges the government that in these times of acute confidence deficit, the transfer order must be kept in abeyance to reinforce the confidence of the people in the judicial system of the country.