New Delhi: Bidding adieu to the courtroom where he pulled up Delhi Police for its inaction, Justice S Muralidhar on Thursday apprised judges and lawyers of the Delhi High Court about the sequence of communication on his transfer to Punjab and Haryana High Court. Also Read - 'Should We Hang Ourselves If Vaccines Are Not Available' Asks Union Minister Sadananda Gowda
Speaking at his farewell function in the Delhi High Court, Justice Muralidhar said he had received on February 17 a communication from Chief Justice of India SA Bobde on a recommendation made by the Collegium for his transfer to Punjab and Haryana High Court. Also Read - Khan Chacha Restaurant Oxygen Concentrator Hoarding Case: No Relief For Navneet Kalra From Delhi Court
Acknowledging the communication, he had responded that if he has to be transferred from the Delhi High Court anyway, he has ‘no problem’ going to the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Also Read - BJP's Troubleshooter, NE's Most Influential Politician Himanta Biswa Sarma to Take Oath as Assam CM Today
Muralidhar’s transfer to Punjab High Court was compared to the ‘Kohinoor’ that the Britishers took with them. According to a report by Bar and Bench, Delhi High Court Bar Association Abhijat said, “The Kohinoor of the High Court will be going a few 100 km away.”
Addressing the gathering, Justice Muralidhar said, “When justice has to triumph, it will triumph. Be with the truth – justice will be done.”
A huge controversy erupted following the hearing on Delhi Police’s inaction over hate speeches in rallies by BJP leaders. Hours after a bench headed by the Chief Justice reprimanded police officials for failing to register FIRs and contain the violence that had gripped the northeast Delhi, a notification was issued by the Centre of Justice Muralidhar’s transfer to Punjab and Haryana High Court.