Indian SC orders to transfer Prateek Hajela


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.