Ranchi, Aug 30 : Justice Prashant Kumar of Jharkhand High Court today passed away at a city hospital here.
The doctors of Medica Hospital where Justice Prashant Kumar was admitted said that he breathed his last at 5.16 am.
Justice Prashant Kumar had taken over the role of Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court this year itself on an interim basis. Since he was the senior most judge in Jharkhand High Court therefore he was asked to adopt the role.
Justice Kumar had joined the Jharkhand High Court on January 21, 2009. In the year 2016 he was transferred to the Allahabad High Court. However quoting his ill health he had urged the collegium of the Supreme Court to transfer him back to Jharkhand after which he was once again posted in Jharkhand High Court. (UNI)