SC judge, D Y Chandrachud diagnosed with chikungunya


New Delhi, September 19: The mosquito-borne virus chikungunya that has killed a dozen of people residing in National Capital has not left even Supreme Court judge Justice D Y Chandrachud.

The judge was diagnosed with the disease early last week following complaints of fever and acute pain in joints.

According to the Indian Express, Justice Chandrachud remained hospitalized for two days in a private hospital in Delhi. However, he has now been discharged and is reportedly staying in Uttar Pradesh Sadan.

Before his elevation as a judge in the Top court, Justice Chandrachud , 56 had served as the chief justice of the Allahabad High Court.

Due to his sickness, Justice Chandrachud is unable to hold court’s hearing since September 14.

He sits on a bench headed by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur. The nine-judge bench matter relating to the validity of the entry tax had to be adjourned twice last week because of the judge’s illness.

Six years from now he is set to become the Chief Justice of India and might script a first in the 66-year history of the apex court — a father-son duo becoming CJIs. His father, Justice Y V Chandrachud, was the CJI for more than seven years between 1978 and 1985.

On Friday, the Central government had sought a detailed report from Delhi government on deaths due to chikungunya and dengue, including medical history of the deceased, in the national capital where at least 30 people have died. About 2,800 people have been reported to be affected by the diseases.

Wefornews Bureau

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