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 - Kunal Kamra Reacts to 1.7 Million Dislikes on YouTube Video 'Aaja Beta Carry Teko Roast Sikhaye', Says 'Carry Fans Can Join BJP IT Cell'
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 - Sanjay Raut Blames 'Namaste Trump' Event For COVID-19 Spread in Gujarat, Targets Centre For Poor Lockdown Planning
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 - 'No One Will Fight For Democracy in Future': Twitter Revolts as JNU Student Natasha Narwal Charged Under UAPA After Anti-CAA Protest
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.