The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the transfer of Gujarat High Court judge, Justice H.M. Prachchhak, to Patna High Court.
Justice Prachchhak had refused to stay two-years conviction of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in a criminal defamation case filed by Gujarat BJP MLA Purnesh Modi in ‘Modi surname’ remarks in a political rally in 2019. Justice Prachchhak is among nine High Court judges the Supreme Court Collegium proposed for transfer order issued at on August 3. A meeting of Collegium was held on August 3.
Other Gujarat High Court judges recommended for transfer in the batch were Justices A.Y. Kogje, K. Gita Gopi, Samir J. Dave to Allahabad, Madras and Rajasthan, respectively.The Collegium has also recommended the transfer of Justice V.K. Singh of Allahabad High Court to Madras; Justices A.S. Sangwan, Avneesh Jhingan, R.M. Singh and Arun Monga, all of Punjab and Haryana High Court to Allahabad, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, respectively.