The Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on Thursday said that 34 judicial officers and 3 High Court judges have lost their lives battling the pandemic.
As per the data available, 2768 judicial officers and 106 Judges of the High Court have tested positive so far and data from two major High Courts are yet to be received, the CJI added.
CJI Ramana also said that approximately 800 Registry staff have tested positive. Six Registrars and 10 Additional Registrars of the Supreme Court have tested positive at different times. Unfortunately, the CJI said, three SC officials were lost to COVID.
"My heart goes out to the families and the loved ones of those whose life has been cut short by this pandemic", CJI said.