Justice Dalip Singh, judicial member at National Green Tribunal Bhopal, suffered heart attack on Tuesday morning. He was taken to Bansal Hospital Bhopal where his condition is stated to be critical. The doctors there performed angioplasty on him.
The 1950-born Justice Dalip Singh retired as judge of the Rajasthan High Court in November, 2012. He was appointed as judicial member of National Green Tribunal on July 24, 2013.
Dr JP Singh from intensive care unit of Bansal Hospital told HT that after angioplasty, Dalip Singh’s condition was improving but it was still critical. “He suffered an heart attack around 9 am on Tuesday. He was rushed here immediately and his treatment was started. He is out of danger now. We are hopeful he will recover soon”, he said.
Meanwhile many of his well-wishers and lawyers from NGT have wished him speedy recovery. “We all are praying for his fast recovery. And we want him back as soon as possible and resume his judicial work”, said advocate Dharamveer Sharma.
On Tuesday, many lawyers appearing in the central bench of NGT held an emergency meeting on Monday in which they decided they will not appear in the cases at NGT, if Justice Dalip Singh was not transferred within 15 days, said the statement issued by the executive NGT lawyers.
During the hearing in the Tribunal on Thursday in a case related to shooting range near Van Vihar national park, there was heated exchange of words between counsel of the state government Sachin Verma and justice Dalip Singh, said NGT lawyers.
Verma said that Justice Dalip Singh didn’t take his legal objection on record, despite many requests.
Verma, who is also president of the NGT Bar Association, said given these developments, a joint meeting of lawyers appearing in NGT cases was called on Monday. After the meeting, it was decided that an eleven member committee of NGT lawyers will go to Delhi and make a representation before the chairperson of NGT’s principal bench, said the statement. The statement also added that written representation about the incident will be sent to the chief justice of India, Bar Council of India, MP Bar Association and chief justice Madhya Pradesh high court.