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Lokpal member Justice Tripathi succumbs to COVID-19

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
May 02, 2020 22:53 IST
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Lokpal member Justice (retired) Ajay Kumar Tripathi, who tested positive for COVID-19, died after suffering a cardiac arrest at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Trauma Centre in New Delhi on Saturday, official sources said.


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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.

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