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Justice Chandrachud Tests Positive For COVID 19, Hearing in Suo Moto Case delayed

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Deepali Kalia

The Supreme Court sources informed on May 12th that the Supreme Court Judge Justice D.Y Chandrachud had tested positive for COVID 19.

The Apex court then issued a notice which stated that the hearing scheduled on Thursday, May 13th which was to be held before a three Judge bench headed by Justice Chandrachud in the suo moto case regarding distribution of essential supplies and services during pandemic has been postponed.

The top court sources further said that Justice Chandrachud is unwell and is suffering from a mild fever but is also recovering well.

Take notice that since one of the judges of the bench scheduled to hear… titled In Re: Distribution of essential supplies and services during pandemic’ and similar matters, on May 13, 2021 (Thursday) has tested positive for COVID-19, the special bench comprising Dr Justice D Y Chandrachud, Justice L Nageswara Rao and Justice S Ravindra Bhat in court no. 5 will not sit and the matters listed before this bench stand deferred and fresh date of listing shall be notified later, the notice issued by the top court stated.

Besides the suo moto case there were many other petitions as well related to Covid 19 that were listed for hearing before the court on Thursday, May 13th.

On May 10th as a result of technical issues on that day SC had stated that it would hear the suo moto case on May 13th. The bench then had said that the deferment would give judges additional time to thoroughly go through Centre’s affidavit in the matter which was filed on May 9.