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Indian SC orders to transfer Prateek Hajela


Published : 18 Oct 2019 09:09 PM | Updated : 02 Sep 2020 10:49 AM

India’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered the immediate transfer of Prateek Hajela, the man who spearheaded the process of updating the controversial National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.

Hajela, a 1995 Indian Administrative Service officer who is the Coordinator of the NRC, would be shifted to the Indian heartland state of Madhya Pradesh on deputation, a bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi ordered.

The Indian government's top law officer Attorney General K K Venogupal, wanted to know from the bench whether there was any reason for the transfer.

"Yes. There is a reason," said the Chief Justice.

But the apex court order does not specify the reason.