Supreme Court Judge DY Chandrachud has been tested as COVID-19 positive. The apex court on Wednesday issued a notice stating that the hearing to be held on Thursday in front of a bench headed by Justice Chandrachud, which is a case of self-cognition, aimed at the delivery of essential goods and services during the COVID-19 pandemic To be sure, it has been postponed.
Sources present in the Supreme Court told PTI that Chandrachud was suffering from mild fever but was recovering well.
A new date for hearing will be released later
The notice issued by the Supreme Court states that keeping in mind that a judge of the fixed hearing bench has been tested COVID-19 positive, the special bench comprising Dr. Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice L. Nageswara Rao and Justice S. Ravindra Bhat is included, the court will not sit in number 5 and the cases listed before this bench have been deferred and the new date of listing will be notified later.
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Apart from this automatic cognizance case, some other petitions raising issues related to COVID-19 were listed for hearing on Thursday before the bench. The bench was scheduled to sit for hearing on May 10 through video conferencing in a case of self-cognition, but could not proceed due to technical flaws. The Center submitted an affidavit to the court on the vaccination policy and during the hearing on Monday, Justice Chandrachud said that although he got the affidavit on Sunday night and the other judges had got it on Monday morning, things would have been easier if he had given the Had read the report printed in the Indian Express, which he had before them.