Supreme Court orders transfer of Assam NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela to Madhya Pradesh

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

The order was passed by a bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi.

The government’s lawyer Attorney General KK Venugopal who was present in court, asked the Bench, was there a reason for this, to which CJI Gogoi responded, ‘no order will be without a reason’.

Hajela is from the 1995 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre, appointed as the NRC coordinator.