Published On: Sat, May 2nd, 2020

Lokpal member A K Tripathi dies nearly a month after testing positive for coronavirus

New Delhi: Lokpal member Justice (retired) Ajay Kumar Tripathi, who tested positive for coronavirus, died after suffering a cardiac arrest at the AIIMS Trauma Centre here on Saturday, official sources said.

File Photo: Lokpal member Justice (retired) Ajay Kumar Tripathi

Tripathi (62) breathed his last around 9 PM.

A former chief justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court, he had been in the AIIMS Trauma Centre, which has been converted into a dedicated COVID-19 hospital, since the first week of April.

“He was very sick. He was in the ICU and on ventilator for last three days,” one of the sources said.

Tripathi is one of the four judicial members of the anti-corruption ombudsman, Lokpal.

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad condoled the demise of Lokpal member.

He was a distinguished judge of Patna High Court and Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court. We had practised together in Patna HC too,” Prasad said in a tweet.

“Sincere condolences to his wife Alka Tripathi & entire family,” the minister said.

PTI

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