You've no right to be in office: Supreme Court to Assam Chief Secretary
GUWAHATI: The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed its discontent over Assam government for proposing the release of detained foreigners after five years with a bond and biometric.
This was today stated through an affidavit by Assam Chief Secretary Alok Kumar in the Harsh Mander Versus Union of India on unlawful detention of foreigners.
SC livid over contents of affidavit filed by Assam Chief Secretary says –
“This man doesn’t know what he is doing. He is signing on dotted lines. Mr. Chief Sec, you are in serious trouble. We are going to issue a notice to you for making slanderous statements against the Law.”
Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said “How do you expect SC to be a party to an order allowing those who have no right to remain in India to be allowed to do so on…Your Govt. has not succeeded in following Constitution & you expect SC to be a party to it. You are asking the SC to be a party to an illegal order. We will order departmental proceedings against you right now. You have no right to continue in office.”
“The foreigners who have completed five years in detention centers may be released subject to furnishing security of Rs. 5 lakh, verifying his address, biometric of his eyes etc”, said the Affidavit.