Published On: Mon, Aug 3rd, 2015

SC denies deputy registrar quit over judgment on Yakub Memon

New Delhi: The row over the resignation of Professor Anup Surendranath, a deputy registrar of the Supreme Court, took a new turn on Sunday.

Professor Anup Surendranath, Deputy Registrar of the Supreme Court

Professor Anup Surendranath, Deputy Registrar of the Supreme Court

The Registry of the court claimed that the official, who was on deputation, had sought repatriation to his parent institution and maintained that the decision had nothing to do with the apex court’s judgment on Yakub Memon’s hanging.

The Registry of the Supreme Court of India takes a serious objection to the distorted news item reported by the media that Anup Surendranath had resigned in protest to the execution of Yakub Memon or order of the apex court against stay of his execution. This is not only incorrect but highly misleading”, a press note issued on Sunday by apex court’s Secretary General VSR Avadhani said.

“In fact, a faculty from National Law University, Surendranath who was working on short-term assignment on deputation as deputy registrar has been repatriated to his parent institution with effect from July 31 on his own request as he wanted to pursue his interest in research projects in which he was involved”, it said.

In a Facebook post dated July 30 through which he made his decision public, and which remains on his page, he wrote: “It would be silly and naive to see the events of the last 24 hours (Facebook post of July 30) at the Supreme Court as some triumph of the rule of law – the two orders at 4pm on July 29 and 5am on July 30 (and the reasoning adopted therein) are instances of judicial abdication that must count amongst the darkest hours for the SC.”

In another post before Memon’s hanging, he wrote: “It must be made difficult to take a person’s life, as difficult as possible. And that’s the way it should be.”

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