ILNS: A young Metropolitan Magistrate of Dwarka District Court, Kamran Khan, who was in his early 30s, today passed away due to novel coronavirus.
According to President of Dwarka Court Bar Association, Advocate Y P Singh, “Metropolitan Magistrate Kamran Khan died at a young age of 33. He was admitted to VIMHANS around 12 days back and was on a ventilator for the past one week.”
Advocate Singh said Kamran had a very affable and dynamic personality. He was unmarried and was transferred to Dwarka Court from Saket Court three months ago.
“Apart from being an intelligent Judge, he was also a very avid cricketer and brought laurels to our team, during our match with the Judges (A Cricket match was between Judges and Advocates of DCBA on February 28).
“Kamran hailed from Haryana and was the only child of his parents. He did his LLB from Delhi University in 2017,” added the DCBA chief.
Talking about Additional District Judge Kovai Venugopal, who also succumbed to the virus last week, Advocate Singh said, “He was also a very good and well-mannered Judge, who left the world too soon.” The 47-year-old had died on April 19.
According to Advocate Singh, in the last 10 days, 5-6 Advocates from Dwarka Court had succumbed to Covid-19. Advocates and their families were facing a lot of problems in getting admitted to hospitals, he said.
“We demand the Delhi government to allocate at least 500 beds in the newly-built Indira Gandhi Hospital, situated in Sector 9 of Dwarka. We have 6100 registered lawyers, 64 Judges, with Judges staff numbered around 250, in Dwarka Bar,” said Mr Singh.
He further demanded the CM Advocates Welfare Scheme, started by the Delhi government in December, 2020, to be restarted. Mr Singh said the Delhi government had started the scheme in December 2020, on the order of Delhi High Court Judge Justice Pratibha Singh.
“Only those lawyers registered with the Bar Council of Delhi and having a Delhi voter card, are eligible for the scheme. This is creating disparity and meting out injustice to those residing in nearby cities like Ghaziabad, Noida and Gurugram, who practice in Delhi. The Delhi government should look into these issues and restart the scheme,” he added.