SC orders transfer of Prateek Hajela

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the transfer of Assam State coordinator of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), Prateek Hajela, to Madhya Pradesh.

However, when asked by attorney general KK Venugopal, the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, refused to give the reason for the order. “An order can be passed without any reason or cause,” the CJI said.

The SC bench, headed by CJI directed the Centre to ‘forthwith’ transfer Hajela and asked the government to notify the transfer within seven days.

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